men of harlech


30th September 2016

The Foundation’s first ever Men Of Harlech Bike Challenge got underway on Wednesday 14th September in Harlech, finishing at Cardiff City Stadium 3 days later.




The Men of Harlech Bike Challenge involved 17 riders made up of staff, fans, partners and beneficiaries cycling from North to South over a three-day period, tackling a climb of over 10,000 feet.




Over £5,500 was rasied to help tackle inequalities in sports participation, encouraging more disabled people, women & girls, children from BME communities, and children living in poverty to take part in sport.




Cardiff City FC Foundation would like to thank all involved in making the event such a success, so much so that the Men of Harlech Bike Challenge will return in 2017.


Such an event would not have been possible without the generosity of New Directions, official sponsors of the event and Tredz, official bike suppliers.




National Director of New Directions Education Howard Burge took part in the event and had the following to say:


“It’s been a tough few months of training but the motivation was easy for me as I’ve seen first hand the impact the Foundation can have throughout local communities. It’s been great to be able to introduce the Foundation to some of the schools we work with and turn that into a fun competition. ”




Tredz, the official bike suppliers kindly agreed to loan bicycles to each member taking part in the event, a remarkable contribution that enabled a large number of riders to take part.




Jamie Davies, South Wales area manager for Tredz has been extremely supportive of the Foundation’s ambition to add it’s own bike challenge in the fundraising calendar, he said the following:




“It’s an honour for us to be able to support the Foundation in it’s quest to not only start a bike challenge of it’s own, but also in tackling inequalities and providng more opportunities for people of all kinds of backgrounds across South Wales



Foundation Director Gavin Hawkey expressed his gratification about the event:


“It’s fantastic that our staff, partners and beneficiaries alike are all so proactive in helping the Foundation expand its reach. It’s been a difficult task which it needed to be in order to get people to donate, and help us in our mission to tackle inequalities in sports participation.”



If you would like to take part in The Men of Harlech Bike Challenge 2017 please contact Huw Day, by emailing