Club tackles Tumble for charity

Tuesday 9th June 2015 10:00 pm

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CYCLING club Monmouthshire Wheelers raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research in May.

Taking part in the annual Tumble Up 4 Life ride, club members cycled from Llanfoist up the famous Tumble mountain road, which was used as a section in last year's Tour of Britain.

The challenging road has a ten per cent gradient and climbs almost 1,500 feet from bottom to top.

The idea behind Tumble Up 4 Life is to ride up and down the Tumble as many times as possible in a day to raise money for charity.

In total, 11 members of Monmouthshire Wheelers took part on Tuesday 9th May, along with members of other clubs and friends and family.

Throughout the morning, there was a stiff wind and bursts of rain to hinder the riders, but each

Monmouthshire Wheelers member wanted to complete as many loops of the course as possible.

By lunchtime, some of the riders had finished for the day, beaten by the difficult climb, but others continued into late afternoon.

The combined effort saw Monmouthshire Wheelers climb the Tumble 70 times – the equivalent of ascending 100,000 feet.

The club's riders raised £1,125 in sponsorship and the club donated a further £100 to raise the total to £1,225 for Cancer Research.

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