We have just had a great email from a jolly nice chap from the Ffestiniog 360 team at Maricraft.
For those who are not aware – it is a fantastic local route starting and ending in Ffestiniog that raises money for Tŷ Gobaeth / Hope House – a local charity who do fantastic work with very poorly children.
Last year the event raised a none too shabby £6400 for the charity, and there was quite the turn out from VC Melyd.
This year they may be required to limit the entry to 400 riders (car parking of all things) – so if you want in – early is probably better than disappointed. Entry is NOW OPEN and for the very very reasonable fund raising price of £15 . The date for the diary is Sunday 24th May 2015.
The route is around 62 Miles / 5,400ft – a fine day out in the National Park.
“I am not sure if you receive our updates but we finished with about £6400.00 for Tŷ Gobaeth. I cannot be precise because there are sponsorships paid directly in addition to what we collect.
The 2015 web site is now open for registration. We will be tweaking it and improving it.
It is now £15.00 but we will offer a better T Shirt to everyone and there will be some goodies at the Lyn Padarn stop.
Signage will be improved and the positioning of the first and third control will definitely be much better.
We found ourselves short of volunteers last year but this year will be different.”
Everything else you need to know – here: ffestiniog360.com
Write up from last year – here: ffestiniog360-64mile-sunday-25th-may.
According the the FB group – we are already fielding 15 participants at the time of writing.
Update: What a difference a day makes
“I cannot thank you enough for your help. Your actions produced results almost instantly. 15 registrations so far – all from your club by the look of it. Absolutely amazing!!”