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Willmott Dixon’s Wheelie Good Fundraising

The Cyclone24 event at Newport Velodrome saw twenty teams of six riders, including two from Willmott Dixon Wales & West, push their minds, bodies and spirits to the limit to complete the challenge. The epic endurance event involved the teams of six cycling in continuous relay for 24 hours on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd October. The two teams from Willmott Dixon Wales & West chose to take on the great challenge to raise funds for Prostate Cymru, the leading prostate health charity in Wales supporting men with benign prostate disease and prostate cancer.

After the first half an hour and 60 laps, Willmott Dixon team 1 were lying in 6th place with the second Willmott Dixon team following closely in 7th. Over the next few hours the distance board changed but Willmott Dixon team 1 managed to remain in 6th place. The second Willmott Dixon team were in a closely fought battle with both the teams from Wenvoe Wheelers and Whitehead Building Services.

The pace slowed a little through the night but the cycling continued, with team members getting an hour or two of rest in between stints out on the track. In the final four hours, the teams remained positive with adrenaline and a well-timed McDonalds breakfast delivery seeing them through to complete the endurance challenge.

The first Willmott Dixon team, consisting of Paul Wyatt, Darren Gravell, Nigel Talbot, Simon Williams, Ed Wilson and Neal Stephens, managed to retain their position and finish in 6th place with 3426 laps of the velodrome. The second Willmott Dixon team, consisting of Ryan Williams, Charlie Evans, David McCarthy, Paul Andrew, Kayleigh Lee and Julian Morgan, finished in a very credible 12th place with 3334 laps of the velodrome. All twenty teams who took on the Cyclone24 challenge amassed a total of 67,052 velodrome laps.

The team have raised over £2000 for Prostate Cymru so far. Further donations are welcomed to their JustGiving page which can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/willmottdixonwaleswest

Pictured: The second Willmott Dixon team.


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