Thirty cyclists from Chester embarked on an epic three-day 230-mile trip from Chepstow to Chester to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.
Organiser Bob Hill of Christleton organised the event to raise cash for RodsMoneyforMyeloma appeal.
The appeal, launched in 2013 by Christleton resident Rod Alexander, aims to raise £60,000 to fund research into the rare cancer of the bone marrow myeloma. Rod has been battling the incurable disease since 2013.
His efforts have won the support of friends and neighbours who have undertaken a range of fundraising initiatives that have so far secured a total of £22,680.
One of the cyclists, Nigel Seddon, of Littleton, has already done a 26-mile rowing machine marathon and completed the Chester half marathon in May. He will be joined on the challenge by several members of Rod’s family including his son Ross.
During their journey, the riders will follow the well known Lon Las trail for the first 157 miles from Chepstow to Trawsfynedd before turning right across the Snowdonia National Park and on to Chester. The ride runs through four mountain ranges with a total elevation of 19,786 feet, the equivalent of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
To support the appeal, visit www.rodsmoneyformyeloma.co.uk .