Cwmbran-based composite door company Truedor cycled 55 miles from Brecon to Cardiff Bay to raise nearly £12,000 for charity this month.
20 members from Truedor started off with the aim of raising £5,000 for Cancer Research Wales but ended up raising more than twice their target. The cast of 20 ranged from just 8 years old up to 62.
8-year-old Liam Taylor joined the ride for the final 26 miles and raised over £1,000 on his own right, while Bob Challenger completed the full 55 miles despite not having ridden a bike for more than 20 years.
The cycle took the composite door company down from the market town of Brecon in mid Wales to the capital in the South. The Truedor team completed the cycle in 9 hours on Sunday 2 April supported by staff giving up their own time to make it happen – and suppliers Bridgetime and ACE glazed products that provided the transport and refreshments.
According to Cancer Research, there were 163,444 deaths in the UK as a result of cancer in 2014. With help of Truedor and other donations, Cancer Research fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide free cancer information to the public.
Millions of people are affected by cancer every year and Truedor’s charity cycle was the latest effort to raise funds for Cancer Research.
Truedor Marketing Executive Jane Bristow said:
“The money we raise for Cancer Research Wales will go to clinical and laboratory based cancer research in universities and hospitals across Wales. That’s where the breakthroughs are taking place. It’s where our scientists are finding answers to the questions that are being asked by cancer researchers all over the world.”
For more information about Truedor please visit www.truedor.co.uk