A NEWPORT man who suffers from spinal cerebellar ataxia and is unable to walk unaided has completed a charity cycle ride in aid of a national children’s charity.
Steve Walford, 57, from Risca, was among the riders from paracycling club Morello Marvels who turned out alongside three generations of the same family and a team of superheroes for this year’s On Your Bike for Barnardo’s cycle ride. A total of 120 cyclists took part in the event.
Mr Walford took part on a recumbent trike, accompanied by support rider Paul Kipling.
“We really enjoyed it,” said Steve.
“I take part in three or four of these events each year and also play wheelchair rugby.
“Next month I’m taking part in a para-triathlon in Newport which will bring together stroke victims and people with various disabilities.”
Organisers of the fundraising event were delighted with both its success and the perfect weather as the last attempt to run it in the autumn was scuppered by one of the biggest storms of the year.
On Your Bike for Barnardo’s, which was founded back in 1982, had real family appeal this year as a six-mile family run took place in Cardiff Bay in addition to a 35-mile route from the Bay through the Vale of Glamorgan.