Wales Cyclists support Veterans


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The Independent Online

The Lon Las Loonies, an amateur cycling group from Prestatyn, recently completed a four day, 350 mile charity bike trek to raise money for a national charity dedicated to helping visually impaired ex-servicemen and women.

The “Loonies” have been cycling to raise money since 2013; their inaugural ride to Cardiff brought in £16,000 for local and national charities. This year, the cyclists took on their most challenging ride yet, from Llandudno to Sheffield and back, a route that took the group past Snowdonia and through the Peak District. Their epic journey this year has raised over £10,000 for Blind Veterans UK, which was founded as St. Dunstan’s in 1915. Guy Bancroft, the club’s co-founder, says that the Loonies want to get people back on bikes and to use their enthusiasm for cycling in support of worthwhile causes. Bancroft says the Loonies are planning their next ride towards the end of June 2016.

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To support Blind Veterans UK,