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The end of the road for the S4C cyclists

20/09/2010

After over 200 miles and four days in the saddle, and a few tumbles along the way, the crew of 13 S4C workers have reached the end of their challenge to cycle from Caernarfon to Cardiff.

They have now risen over £4,000 for individual charities that are close to their hearts and as a group for the Velindre Cancer Care Unit. The Unit is the largest non-surgical cancer Hospital in Wales providing Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments for over half the people of Wales.

They began their journey at S4C’s office in Victoria Doc, Caernarfon at 9:30 Friday morning, 17 September, and reached the finishing line at the Channel’s headquarters in Llanishen, Cardiff at 16:15 Monday afternoon, 20 September.

“It was hard work, but it was also an unforgettable experience. We have had a great deal of fun along the way and we’d like to thank everyone for their support,” says Arwyn, S4C Planning Organiser, who was responsible for organising the challenge.

Wedi 7 filmed the crew as they began their journey on Friday morning, and you can watch the programme again online s4c.co.uk/clic. Arwyn also spoke to Geraint Lloyd on his Radio Cymru programme on Thursday evening, 16 September.

The crew have taken personal holidays to complete the task, and all costs – for hotels and transport to the starting line – will be paid for out of their own pockets.

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