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20 riders, 55 miles, over £11,500 raised – A team of 20 cycling enthusiasts from IG Doors has completed a gruelling 55 mile ride from Brecon to Cardiff Bay in aid of Cancer Research Wales.

What started as a chat over a few social beers quickly developed into a full-on exercise and a cast of 20 ranging from just 8 years old all the way to the eldest participant aged 62!

Liam Taylor at just age 8 joined the ride for the last 26 miles and raised over £1,000 in his own right, while Bob Challenger completed the full 55 miles despite not having ridden a bike for over 20 years.  Both are pictured presenting the cheque for £11,904.32 to Cancer Research Wales.

The day was a special day for all those who took part, building a sense of teamwork and camaraderie which will remain within the company for many years to come, and a sense of being a part of something special not just for the riders, but the many support staff who gave up their time to make it happen - and suppliers Bridgetime and ACE glazed products who provided the transport and refreshments.

Everyone who volunteered to take part completed the challenge, even through the incredibly tough terrain at the highest point of the ride.  The final participant came home after 9 hours to conclude a fantastic day which will remain long in the memory for all those involved.

The burning question of course…. what about next year?!

Congratulations to all at IG Doors for their great effort and fantastic support for a great cause.

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