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Cyclists see the light as 65 get pedalling to Dublin for licensing industry charity


AND they’re off! The 65-strong team from the Light Fund set off from Bristol yesterday on their marathon 325-mile trip to Dublin across four days.

A three-man team from Pyramid are among the riders who began their journey with a visit to Aardman Animations to hand over a £5,000 cheque from the licensing industry charity to Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.
They then pedalled 102 miles to finish in Llanelli, South Wales, last night (Tuesday, June 12), stopping off to present a second £5,000 donation to Welsh hospice charity Tŷ Hafan, and today the group have a 57-mile ride from Camarthen to Fishguard where they catch the ferry to Rosslare before a short cycle to Wexford for the night.
Tomorrow (Thursday, June 14) it’s 72 miles to Carlow, before taking in the Wicklow Mountains on Friday as the day’s 69-mile ride sees them end the journey at Trinity College in Dublin.
The Light Fund are hoping to raise £150,000 from the event with the proceeds to be divided among a number of charities, capped at £5,000 per donation – since being set up in 2004 the charity have given away more than £1million to good causes including Alzheimer’s Society, The Children’s Trust, Bliss, Children With Cancer, MIND, Dogs For Good, and Challenge Africa.
The Pyramid team are almost at their goal of raising £2,250 for the cause and Robert Ling said: “For everyone involved it’s been a great journey. On a personal level, the Light Fund cycle is the accumulation of a year’s worth of personal and charity challenges including running the Leicester half marathon and stepping into the ring for white collar boxing.
“With this fantastic opportunity, The Light Fund have provided the perfect opportunity to cap off this personal goal.
“We have raised a tremendous amount, but we want to do even more. Any help we receive will be much appreciated and will genuinely aid those aching legs through the days.”
Danilo licensing director Dan Grant is also pedalling away, and if you’d like to support either him or the Pyramid team, go to or

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