Ten2Ten Cycle Challenge kicks off tomorrow

13th July 2012

Ten2Ten Cycle Challenge kicks off tomorrow

Cycle Challenge to help Richard raise funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

Tomorrow will see over 95 riders take part in a challenge cycling to 10 rugby clubs, across 2 valleys in 10 hours to help Richard Parks raise funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The event called the Ten2Ten Challenge has been organised by Father and daughter Phil and Laura Thomas from Ynyshir in the Rhondda Valley.  Along with the support of 10 rugby clubs, they have masterminded a fun but challenging 35-mile cycle challenge through 2 Rhondda Valleys to help Richard raise funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and over 95 riders will take on the challenge tomorrow.


Competitors will pedal their way through 35 miles (15 of them off road), passing through RFC’s: Pontypridd, Porth Harlequins, Wattstown, Tylorstown, Ferndale,

Treherbert, Treorchy, Ystrad, Cambrian Welfare, Penygraig before returning to Pontypridd where there will be a celebration BBQ event for all the competitors and their families and friends.

Phil Thomas and his daughter Laura were inspired to help Richard raise funds after following Richard’s record setting 737 Challenge, Phil stated; “Everyone we speak with agree Richards' 737 achievement is astounding and awe-inspiring.   We have all been captivated by Richards' journey, including his selfless fundraising efforts for a wonderful charity in Marie Curie.  Laura and myself are truly delighted and humbled that Richard is entering the event.  His presence will of course have a huge influence on Ten2Ten's success.  Inspired by his courage and touched by his humility, we plan to make tomorrow a day to celebrate Richards' amazing achievement”.

Richard and the riders will be starting from Pontypridd RFC at 9.50am where they will also finish the challenge.  The celebration BBQ and disco begins at Ponytpridd at 7pm.

You can still enter the event! Let’s make it 100!

There are some places left so if you would like to join the Cycle Challenge and join over 95 riders, please call Phil Thomas on 07990 557427.

You can also turn up at Pontypridd RFC in the morning at 9am to enter on the day.  Entry fee is a 737 Challenge T-Shirt, which costs £25.00, for more information please call Phil from the Ten2Ten Team. 

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