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The Tour of Pembrokeshire has grown so rapidly over the past few years and been so well received that it’s become one of the first events on the list for anyone singing the praises of Pembrokeshire. The event was recently mentioned as one of the reasons to visit Pembrokeshire in Woman and Home magazine.
Joss Lerwill has got two reasons to be particularly proud of himself at the moment; not only was he the youngest rider on this year’s Tour of Pembrokeshire but he also raised a magnificent £1420 for Cancer Research UK in memory of Annamarie Davies of Fishguard.
Joss, who was nine at the time, rode the 50 mile route which follows the coast from St Davids to the first feed-station at The Pendre Inn Fishguard before heading inland over the gruelling three mile Mynydd Cilciffeth climb to Puncheston after which riders can stop at the Jubilee Inn Letterston prior to re-joining the coast road to St Davids.
Joss, who is pictured holding a beautiful slate trophy donated by Ioan Raymond of slatewineracks.co.uk is with Annamarie’s widower Evan Davies, their youngest son George and Peter Walker of Pembrokeshire Bikes, organising sponsor of the Tour of Pembrokeshire.
In 2012 Evan George set a target to raise £20,000 Cancer Research UK in memory of his late wife. Accompanied by his daughter Sarah Louise, sons Steven and George and family and friends Evan has carried out numerous challenges which have included a walk up Snowdon and a commemorative rugby match. Fishguard and Goodwick Round Table and Fishguard and Goodwick Ladies Hockey Team have also given generous donations.
Evan said “the kindness and support extended to me and my family has been overwhelming, I have currently got £3500 left to raise. If anyone would like to help me and support the highly beneficial work done by Cancer Research UK please donate today at: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/annamariedavies, thank you.”
Large parts of the Tour of Pembrokeshire Route have featured in the October edition of the Cyclist Magazine. Tour organiser, Peter Walker was asked by Stu Bowers, deputy editor of the magazine, to help him find and route and support the ride for a featured article in Cyclist Magazine.
The article shows Pembrokeshire off at its very best with Stu, his riding companion Steve and Peter’s son and member of the Pembrokeshire Bikes team Tom riding in glorious sunshine.
It’s a great read with some stunning photographs. You too could enjoy the highlights from this route by entering the 2015 Tour of Pembrokeshire, so if you haven’t already, what are you waiting for?
Just to let you know the Tearfund Cyclist’s raised about £1k (our target amount) for clean water and sanitation projects in Uganda and elsewhere from cycling in the 2014 Tour of Pembs cycle challenge which is a fantastic amount considering we are a small nation. All loved taking part and many of the 12 or so said they would like to take part again.