The A4D team are really proud and happy to announce that the Towy Valley Gran Fondo organisers Cranc Cyclesport have nominated A4D as their official supported charity. The event is a challenging 75-mile cycle that cuts through the beautiful and picturesque Towy Valley in Carmarthenshire, West Wales.

The Gran Fondo will take place on Saturday 30th July and promises to be a great day in the saddle!

The event is hosted by Cranc Cyclesport (Carmarthen), the leading road and mountain bike specialist in SW Wales. Founded by former Army Officer Andy Rowlands, Cranc Cyclesport is very proud to be the only Retül specialist bike fitters in Wales and the Towy Valley Gran Fondo is their inaugural cycle event.  A4D co-founder Jerry Gore first discussed this project with Andy over a year ago, and now Cranc have really delivered!

The aim of the Towy Valley Gran Fondo is to raise awareness of diabetes. The estimated diabetes prevalence for adults between the ages of 20 and 70 worldwide in 2015 was 415 million. But it is expected to affect one person in every 10 alive on the planet by 2035. In the UK there are 4 million people living with diabetes today, and a new diabetes diagnosis occurs every 3 minutes. The cost to the NHS of treating diabetes is more than £10 Billion a year.

Andy Rowlands selected “diabetes awareness” as the main aim behind the event after speaking with Jerry about his Insulin Challenges which have included long distance cycle challenges.

In order to raise awareness of diabetes nationally, Diabetes UK have also been invited to support the first ever Towy Valley Gran Fondo. In order to raise awareness of diabetes globally, we will have our A4D logo on the event’s publicity and T-Shirts as well as a much appreciated donation from proceedings.

There is still time to enter, and if interested you can register here:

The entry fee includes a fully signed route, chip timing, feed stations which include a mixture of homemade food and Nutrition products, en route mechanical and medical support plus a free post ride meal and goody bag.

For more details check out the event’s Facebook page here:

Or talk direct to the Event Organisers; Cranc Cyclesport, in Carmarthen:

T: +44 (0)1267 231 701



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