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Kyle supports Mencap Cymru
Written by Debra Davies   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:35

mencapOn Saturday 20th April 2013 Kyle Adams a pupil at Pontypridd High School will join some famous names like Gold medal winner Paralympic cyclist Mark Colbourne, Paralympic swimmer David Roberts CBE and ex Wales rugby international Alix Popham on the Battle 2 Brive. In 1997 rugby teams Brive and Pontypridd were involved in a heated encounter during a Heineken Cup match, which become known as the infamous Battle of Brive. Mencap Cymru are reconnecting the two towns by organising a gruelling charity cycle ride from Pontypridd to Brive in the south of France. Hopefully this will be a quieter test of skill and stamina that will end in Kyle and the other cyclists watching the last Brive match of the season on Saturday 27th April 2013.

To help him raise as much money as possible Pontypridd High School is going to offer the pupils, in all year groups, the chance to go for an accompanied cycle ride during their PE lessons on MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY of next week. We will charge them £1.50 for the ride. 

On Monday 25th Feb and Monday 4th March, the Rhys Cycle team along with Mr Thomas  will be taking 20+ pupils (and staff) for a longer bike ride after school.  This will need a bigger donation by each rider – perhaps £5-10!!


Mencap Cymru is currently campaigning against learning disability hate crime. Last year Mencap were told about a young man with a learning disability in South Wales who was tied up by a group of youths and pushed into a phone box which was then set alight. Mencap Cymru were able to support this young man and his family through this traumatic time. The money raised from this cycle challenge will go towards the hate crime campaign, so that Mencap can continue to support families who may unfortunately experience similar situations as this.

Kyle will be cycling 505 miles from Pontypridd to Brive in the south of France and has set himself a fundraising target of £2000. If you are able to help in any way – never mind how small the donation, please do so. You can sponsor Kyle in the following ways;

Please visit Kyle’s Just Giving page;     www.justgiving.com/Kyle-Adams

or text your donation to;70070   saying;kyle96 and the amount; £ or make cheques payable to;Mencap Cymru


Good Luck Kyle with your fund raising and we wish you every success with the ride!