Carter Lauren Construction are taking on The North to South Bike ride in aid of City Hospice this weekend.
The team at Carter Lauren Construction are long term supporters of City Hospice and this weekend will be taking on a 227 mile bike challenge from North to South Wales to raise vital funds to support City Hospice.
The team of 28 riders includes colleague and friends all cycling to support City Hospice. The 227 miles will start at Amlwch, Anglesey at 8am on Saturday. The first day will be 117 miles of very hilly terrain and will finish at Aberystwyth. There are sure to be some very tired legs and some very sore bottoms, but, after a night of rest, the riders will be ready to ride to the most southerly part of mainland Wales to Rhoose Point.
The only provider of home-based specialist palliative care in the capital, City Hospice provides care to people with terminal or life limiting illnesses such as cancer, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and motor neurone disease (MND). This is in addition to bereavement support for families.
Jon Folkes, Senior Contracts Manager at Carter Lauren Construction told us
“We have such a close team here at Carter Lauren Construction and everybody here is right behind City Hospice. We all know the great work they do and we are determined to raise as much money as possible. The North to South is going to hurt, but we’ve all trained very hard and I’m sure we’ll all finish!”
This ride was initially due to take place in April 2020, but due to a Covid lockdown it didn’t take place. The riders instead did the 227 miles individually around their homes over a four day period raising thousands for the hospice. This year, everybody was determined to do the ride, but Covid again stopped the original date in April. Jon added “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re all set for this coming weekend”.
Nicky Piper, Corporate Relationship Manager at City Hospice, who is taking part himself said:
“I’m so excited about this bike ride, I’ve been waiting to do it for over a year now and trained very hard. Together the riders have raised many thousands of pounds and this money will go directly to helping the charity care for patients with life limiting illnesses”.
Find out more about the work of City Hospice here