Dedicated cyclists Alan Busby, Neil Purssey and Robert Wintle have just successfully completed a gruelling 600 mile bike ride in memory of their close friend Russ Williams and raising over £2000 for Children’s Charity: Ty Hafan.
In July 2011 Russ Williams died suddenly at the age of only 34, leaving his wife and two young children. One of the cyclists, Fireco’s Alan Busby, said ‘We wanted to do something positive in Russ’s memory, so over a few beers we decided on a cycle challenge. Rather than the usual John O' Groats to Lands End route we chose something a little different in keeping with Russ's Welsh Heritage, of which he was so very proud and vocal!’
The route followed the circumference of mainland Wales whilst hitting the 4 most Southerly, Easterly, Northerly and Westerly settlements, starting in Rhoose, near Cardiff, anti-clockwise around Wales through Chepstow, Talacre Sands and St Davids, arriving in Cardiff 7 days later on the anniversary of Russ’s death.
The trio’s arrival at the Millennium Stadium was celebrated in the wind and rain by friends and family, and was followed by a few well-deserved drinks in celebration of Russ's life.
The benefiting charity Ty-Hafan, a charity close to the Williams family, offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families.
Anyone wishing to make a donation should visit: www.justgiving.com/Meep-Meep
or visit the Children’s Charity Ty Hafan at www.tyhafan.org