A TRIO of 40-something friends from Wrexham are planning to get fit – by cycling the length of Wales for charity.
Martin and David Riffel, Johnstown, and Tony Roberts, Chirk, are riding from Amlwch in Anglesey to Tenby in south west Wales on June 12 and 13 in aid of Wales Air Ambulance.
The group is calling it the Midlife Crisis Tour of Wales with the motto ‘never too old to do your bit’.
The ride will take the novice cyclists along the west coastline, with an overnight stop in Machynlleth, before completing the 176-mile trip.
Unphased by the challenge ahead, fundraiser Martin Riffel said: “We are completely new to this – we’re all in our 40s and not overly fit; and the bikes aren’t special, just the ones out of our sheds.
“But we want to get fitter and put it to some use by raising funds. This is a charity that is here for everyone, at any time.”
He added: “We thought it would be easy until we got our bikes out. It’s surprising how many hills there are!
“But we’ve almost reached three-quarters of our target and we’re not going to give up, so please sponsor us to get fit for Wales Air Ambulance.”
To sponsor them, visit their Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/amlwch-to-tenby.