Cycle challenge for Motor Neurone Disease

Cycle riders will be making their way from Llanelli to Aberystwyth as part of a four day challenge to raise vital funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The group of riders, mainly from the Llanelli area, will leave North Dock Llanelli on Thursday 26 June making their way to Aberystwyth.
Friday 27 June consists of a challenging route through Beddgelert, Llanberis, Bangor and Betws y Coed.
Saturday 28 June will be a ride down to Brecon through Bala and the Bwlch y Groes.
On Sunday 29 June the group will start the day with a hike on foot from Corn Ddu to Penyfan having cycled over 300 miles during the previous three days!
The group will then finish off their challenge with a fancy dress cycle back to Llanelli‘s North Dock over the Black Mountains!
The group has set a fundraising target of £12,000 for the South West Wales branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The local branch helps to improve the quality of life of patients living across the Hywel Dda University Health Board area.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.
Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help suffers achieve the best possible quality of life.
Further information on the challenge can be found at www.ydf2014.com 

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