July 8 2009.

Two men, two bikes, 620 miles in August - all for children's cancer charities LATCH and The Christian Lewis Trust

Cambrian Tyres staff have helped organise a mega endurance charity bike ride this August in memory of their colleague Gary Pugh who sadly passed away in April 2008. Gary was purchasing manager at Cambrian for over 12 years and was extremely popular with both staff and customers alike.

Between 22nd and 29th August, Gary's friends Dewi Rattrey and Iwan Evans will ride approximately 620 miles over eight days from Gary's home in Llanilar, Ceredigion to various towns around Wales, averaging 75 miles per day. Two charities will benefit - LATCH and Christian Lewis Trust - both chosen by Murray and Imogen Pugh, son and daughter of Gary. Their dad was an inspiring figure in the local community for many years due to his involvement in local sport, especially children's sport, having set up and managed no less than eight football teams in the Aberystwyth mini minor league.

Starting Saturday 22nd August 2009 at 09:00am from the station yard in Llanilar, Murray and Imogen will join other children and adults and follow Dewi and Iwan along the Ystwyth cycle route towards Llanfarian to see the pair off towards their first stop at Oswestry (75 miles).

Day two will cover Oswestry to Conwy via Llangollen and Rhyl (70 miles) and day three Conwy to Porthmadoc via Llangefni, Caernarfon & Pwllheli (76 miles).

Day four sees the pair completing the North Wales leg with a home stop in Aberystwyth after riding from Porth through Barmouth and Aberdyfi (84 miles).

The South Wales adventure takes them from Aber to Havefordwest via Fishguard and St Davids after some 89 miles. Porthcawl is the stopover point on day six (75.4) and Brecon is visited on day seven via Cwmbran & Abergavenny (75 miles).

The final day will see other riders join Dewi & Iwan for the final leg back to Llanilar on Saturday 28th August (75 miles).

If any Cambrian customers would like to make an appearance on bicycle on any one of the eight days, to join up with Dewi and Iwan, they should contact Shelley at Cambrian Tyres -  

The two charities are both are children's cancer charities and donations can be made via Just Giving sites or by sending a cheque to Cambrian Tyres, (Attn Neville Evans) North Parade, Aberystwyth. SY23 2JR. Cheques made payable to either 'LATCH' or 'Christian Lewis Trust'.  (LATCH donations)LATCH Donations