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by Rachel

Pathway Care Supports Foster Carers on Charity Bike Ride

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We are supporting two of our foster carers on a Pembrokeshire to Paris charity bike ride, by donating £400 towards new cycling kit from our community donation fund.

Kevin and Hannah Jones, from Haverfordwest, are part of a team of 15 people who are cycling nearly 600 miles, from Haverfordwest to Paris in September to raise money for Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru, Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Autistic Society and Pembrokeshire Riding for Disabled. The event will take place over six days, which is just under 100 miles a day.

Kevin said: “We enjoy raising money for charity so we arranged the Pembs 2 Paris Charity Cycle Challenge with some friends. I’m a keen cyclist and I have supported Hannah when she completed the Three Peaks challenge two years ago and a Himalayan Trek last year, so she really wanted to support me in this event and is the only female participant.

“All the riders are giving up their own time to take part in the event. We’ve all been training really hard and recently completed the Wales Velothon, which had up to 15,000 riders and was nearly 100 miles long.

“The biggest challenge is going to be getting back on the bike every morning for six days. We have cycled over 100 miles a day for two days in the past, but it’s going to be a lot different on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth day. We have a great team of people and are really looking forward to it as we have been training hard and will be glad to get on the road and get going.”

Kevin and Hannah have been foster carers for 13 years with Pathway Care. Kevin was a police officer for 30 years previously and he and Hannah are qualified to offer respite, short term and long term care, fostering 40 children over the years.

Anyone wishing to donate towards the Pembrokeshire to Paris charity event should visit www.justgiving.com/timbohughes