Welsh builders merchant has completed its 2016 Charity Challenge with a gruelling 12 hour mission, walking from Brecon to Merthyr, via Pen-Y-Fan, then cycling to Cardiff Bay – a total distance of over 50 miles.
The team embarked on the Tour de Robert Price Duathlon, asking suppliers, customers, friends and colleagues for sponsorship in support of the chosen charities: Cancer Research Wales & Mind (Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent).
On Saturday 2nd July at 8.15am, the team set off from Robert Price Brecon, the first obstacle; Pen-Y-Fan, highest peak in Southern Britain at 886m high. The route took the walkers through the picturesque country lanes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, before climbing steeply to the summit.
The team’s aim was to raise £2500.
Of the 19 team members who took part, 12 completed the walking section of the challenge and 7 went on to complete the cycle section too. All participants completed their intended section, despite tricky conditions and the increased difficulty of this year’s event.
Molly Pike, marketing manager and organiser of the challenge said: “What a result! An unprecedented effort from the whole team made for a fantastic day. Not even the predictable Welsh weather held us back! The 50mile route was a challenge for everyone who took part, whether completing the walk section or both parts, mental and physical reserves were put to the test. We increased the difficulty this year but the team rose to the challenge, even the faces new to the group. Well done everyone! Most importantly, testing ourselves to the limit has raised an incredible amount for two worthy charities, which makes all the training and the 12 hour ordeal worth every minute. I’m confident next year’s challenge will be just as testing.”