Welsh Wolfpack a group of four friends cycling from the Welsh capital to Belgium on a fundraising mission. ‘The Wolfpack’ includes Natasha Marke-Jones, Sophie Clayton, Carys Tucker and Lisa Daley – all former and current Welsh Hockey Players who between them have achieved 250 International caps.
Ready to take on their next challenge, they have swapped out carbon sticks for carbon frames! As newbies to the cycling world, the Wolfpack have been hitting the roads of South Wales to get in the necessary training and will be leaving the Sport Wales National Centre on Saturday 17th August to cycle over 400 miles to Antwerp.
They have chosen to cycle for Ty Hafan because it is a charity close to the heart of former Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan and his family. Dan’s son Felix is a very happy and cheeky 7 year old with the very rare brain disorder Lissencephaly and Miller-Dieker Syndrome.
The support that Ty Hafan gives to Dan and his family, and many others is truly invaluable. However, the team were taken aback to hear that the cost of running the hospice is over £12,000 a day, and so they wanted to do something that would help the charity with its costs.
Nick Jones, Managing Director at SD teams said: “This is such a fantastic challenge to take on and we are thrilled to be supporting the Wolfpack as they begin their long journey to Antwerp. SD has always been an avid supporter of cycling in Wales and it’s great to see more and more people using the sport to raise awareness of the causes that mean so much to them.
“Having our head offices based in Caldicot, we know Ty Hafan and the brilliant work that they do very well and we’re proud not just to be supporting these cyclists but also to be a part of a fundraising journey that helps out such a worthy cause. We wish the Welsh Wolfpack all the very best of luck!”
If you’d like to donate to the Welsh Wolfpack, visit their JustGiving page here.