Two firefighters from Welshpool joined colleagues from Newcastle-Emlyn as part of a 600 mile charity cycle ride earlier today.

Firefighters Ffion Evans and Tim Humphries set out from Welshpool fire-station on Wednesday, August 15, to ride the day leg through North Wales to Rhyl, a distance of around 60 miles.

The group of 13 cyclists from Newcastle Emlyn are riding around Wales over the course of a week to raise money for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales and the Fire Fighters Charity.

Starting and finishing at the fire station in Newcastle Emlyn, the route will take the team along the outskirts of Wales, with the riders sleeping in fire stations along with way.

"It will be a great event but also very challenging with nearly 35,000ft of climbing to achieve over seven days. It will be by far the biggest challenge I have ever attempted to do," said Dylan Walters, cycle organiser and grandparent to a child who attends the Bobath Wales centre.

So far the group have raised over £2,500 for the charities. If you would like to donate to their appeal you can do so online at: