Bronwen, 6, gets on her bike for charity ride

SPOKETACULAR: Bronwen, 6, in training for the sponsored bikeathon. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

SPOKETACULAR: Bronwen, 6, in training for the sponsored bikeathon. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

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A SIX-year-old girl from Milford Haven is gearing up for a 25km bike challenge to raise money for three local charities.

Accompanied by dad Jason, Bronwen Lee will ride her bike from Haverfordwest to Neyland and back this Sunday (August 3).

So far, Bronwen has raised more than £250 in sponsorship, which will be shared between the Paul Sartori Foundation, Prostate Cymru and Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club.

All kitted out with a brand new pink bike, snazzy helmet and special fingerless gloves, Bronwen is looking forward to the big day, and has been cycling everywhere in preparation.

Her longest journey so far has been eight miles, so the 15-mile route will be a challenge, but mum Aelwen James has every faith in Bronwen’s ability.

“She’s very determined, even if it takes all day she’ll do it,” she said.

Bronwen was inspired to tackle the charity challenge after seeing her dad, now 43, complete a long-course race last year.

She is also happy to be raising money that will be used to help local people.

“I’ve seen the care that Paul Sartori has given local patients and families – the difference they have made to people at the end of their lives,” said Aelwen, who has worked in care for several years.

In the last 13 years, the Pembrokeshire Charity Bike Ride has raised more than £160,000.

Last year’s event attracted 500 riders and helped to raise more than £18,000 for local charities.

The cyclists set off from Haverfordwest Rugby Club at 8am this Sunday.

For more information on the event, which will see cyclists tackling 25, 50 and 80km routes, visit www.pembsbikeride.co.uk.

To add to Bronwen’s sponsorship total, visit www.justgiving.com/Bronwen-Mair-Lee.

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