£400 raised in charity motorcycle ride!

On 16th June, the South Wales Classic Motorcycle Club embarked on a 100 mile motorcycle ride across South and West Wales in aid of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW). The ride was in remembrance of Malcolm Uphill a Caerphilly biking legend. This June marks the 50thanniversary of Malcom’s historic 1969 Isle of Man TT victory. You can read more about the ride here.

Despite the slightly wet weather, 68 motorcyclists joined the ride, each donating £5 each to WTSWW. The group toured South and West Wales stopping in key locations along the route armed with WTSWW donation boxes.

It was a highly successful day, with the South Wales Classic Motorcycle Club raising an incredible £419.67 for WTSWW!

Sarah Kessell, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said:

“We are very grateful for the fundraising efforts of the South Wales Classic Motorcycle Club. Thanks to the generosity of the Club and all who attended the event we can continue to protect our precious wildlife and wild places. Thank you!”

Josh Capaldi, Media Wizard, South Wales Classic Motorcycle Club said:

"Motorbike events tend to live or die depending on the weather and we knew with storms brewing and a period of sustained rain meant the outlook was not looking good. But despite the weather, 68 people joined us for the ride which is an excellent turn out! We hope we did Malcolm proud and we are more than pleased with the money we raised for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales which will help fund conservation efforts to protect Wildlife for many years to come in our local region."

We would like to say a huge thank you to the South Wales Classic Motorcycle Club for organising the highly successful event, and a thank you to all those who attended.

If you would like to learn more about how you can make a difference, take a look here or contact Carys, Communications and Fundraising Officer.