Last week 36 riders completed the 2016 Shelter Cymru Ride to the Rugby Challenge as they arrived in Dublin having cycled over 175 miles from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The annual event which co-incides with the Six Nations rugby tournament, is organised and delivered by Sarn Helen Cycle Events and aims to raise as much money as possible for Shelter Cymru, who provide a 24 hour helpline, housing advice, social services and advocacy work on behalf of homeless people in Wales.
The group left the Principality Stadium in Cardiff early on Thursday morning and then spent three days cycling across Wales and through Ireland before arriving in the Emerald Isle’s capital city late on Saturday afternoon – just before Storm Imogen started to make her presence felt!
After all their hard work, the riders took their seats in the Aviva Stadium to see Ireland and Wales take a share in the spoils in an entertaining 16-16 draw, safe in the knowledge that they’d completed the Ride to the Rugby Challenge whilst raising thousands of pounds for Shelter Cymru.
Unfortunately, whilst Storm Imogen didn’t affect the ride, it did cause a few problems for everyone venturing home from Ireland!
If you are interested in the Ride to the Rugby Challenge or indeed any of our other sports related cycling challenges, be sure to follow Sarn Helen Events on Facebook.