On Sunday 6 September 2015, West Wales Holiday Cottages saddled up for Tŷ Hafan, cycling the 52 mile Taff Trail from Brecon through the Brecon Beacons to Cardiff.
We started off from wharf in Brecon and set off along the canal path.
The first 8 miles were a gentle, fairly level warm-up through the beautiful Brecon Beacons scenery.
We reached the Talybont reservoir and crossed the dam.
From that point, the trail climbed up… and up. For 7 miles!
It was a steady climb, steeper near the top but looking back the way we had come, it was worth it for the stunning view.
There were many more glorious views from the trail – as well as a few more hills!
But after 7 hours, 52 miles and only 1 puncture, we made it over the finish line at Blackweir Fields in Cardiff.
The West Wales Holiday Cottages team of 4 riders (left to right: Matthew Witt, Dawn Falconer, Thomas Witt and David Witt) pedalled up the hills to raise money to help fund the vital work of Tŷ Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales. Thank you to everyone who supported us!
Why support Tŷ Hafan?
Tŷ Hafan gives comfort and care to life-limited children and their families, helping them make the most of the precious short time they have together. As well as providing a safe haven for children who are not expected to live to adulthood, Tŷ Hafan comforts and supports their parents and makes sure the needs of their brothers and sisters are never forgotten.
Thanks to generous donations from our kind supporters we have raised £1513 for Tŷ Hafan – so far! We would love to raise even more so please, can you spare a pound or two? Every penny you give will help provide comfort and care for life-limited children and their families.
Please donate online via our JustGiving page or by text: