Back in June, the team of 8 intrepid cyclists set off from the magnificent back drop of the Millennium Stadium and completed the journey to Holland in just 4 days, arriving just in time for the Tour de France. Punctures, Ferry Strikes, Eurostar service suspension, high altitude and exhaustion, were just some of the obstacles the team overcame to achieve their challenge.
Spokesperson and cyclist Adrian Coles said “Having completed London to Paris in 2012, I was keen for another challenge but one that stretched me further and the idea was born to ride from Cardiff to the start of the Tour de France 2015 which ironically starts in Utrecht, Holland. The work Noah’s Ark undertakes is fantastic and that is why we chose to represent them as the majority of the riders are parents of young children. The support these children require is vital and we wanted to help!”
Adrian, along with Simon Hughes, Mark Richmond, Stuart Vanstone, Liam Evans, Darren Parrott, Kyle Darlington & Nathan Evans, raise a staggering £14, 260 for Noah’s Ark Charity, which will be put to good use, providing much needed equipment for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. Lyn Jones, President of Noah’s Ark Charity, said: “We are delighted that Adrian, Simon, Mark, Stuart, Liam and Darren created this challenge to support the Noah’s Ark Charity. Every donation made helps us, in our continued support of the children’s hospital; investing in state-of-the art equipment and innovative and pioneering treatments.”