People across Monmouthshire who want to join the popular Walk the Way sponsored fundraiser can choose one of five routes this year.

For the past 14 years, Monmouth Rotary Club, with assistance from nearby Clubs of Chepstow and Ross on Wye, has organised an annual sponsored walk event, raising funds for the breast cancer research team at Velindre, Cardiff.

The event “Walk The Wye 2022” is going ahead on Sunday May 15.

There is an additional walk this year, taking in the wonderful views of the valley from Penalt Church.

So, there are now five walks to choose from.

Distances range between 3.5 and 13 miles.

Each walk will start and finish at Monmouth Show Ground.

Registration time on the day will be divided into five minute slots, with 15 walkers allocated to register during each slot.

Organisers say that although the Covid-19 risks are much reduced, walkers will be asked to respect social distancing whilst waiting to register, and to start their chosen walk immediately after registering.

They will also be recommended to socially distance during their walk.

There will be the usual free car parking at Monmouth Show Ground.

Burgers, bacon rolls, coffee and tea will be on sale at the start, plus ice cream, for when walkers return from their walk.

The previous walk event, run last May, was very successful with more than 270 walkers taking part, despite Covid-19 uncertainty at the time, and raising the incredible sum of £10,393 for charity.

This was split with 75 per cent going to the breast cancer research team at Velindre and 25 per cent to other charitable causes supported by Rotary.

Rotarian Norman Williams commented: “The Rotary Clubs of Monmouth, Chepstow and Ross on Wye have worked hard to develop a Covid-19 minimum risk event for the 15th May, in order to raise much needed funds for the breast cancer research team at Velindre.

‘‘Over the past 14 years, the event has raised £128,000 for breast cancer research, plus £43,000 for other charitable organisations supported by the Rotary Clubs.

‘‘Rotary believes that research into a cure for breast cancer is a very worthy cause to support.

‘‘Every year, thousands of women, and some men, are diagnosed with breast cancer.

‘‘Almost everybody knows somebody who has been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a relative or friend or work colleague.

‘‘Survival rates are improving but much more research is needed to ultimately defeat it”.

*Full details and entry forms can be found at