After the postponement of Judgement Day due to the ongoing Covid 19 outbreak, this put the brakes on Ospreys in the Community’s inaugural charity bike ride. Cyclists were all busy preparing to ride from the Liberty stadium to the Principality stadium in time for the Ospreys to face the Dragons at Judgement Day with all donations raised going towards Ospreys in the Community to help fund some of the fantastic projects the team deliver across the region.
Currently, the team are looking at holding the event later on in the year when it is deemed safe to do so on the Government guidelines.
One cyclist who originally signed up for the ride, Paul Evans, has decided not to let all that training go to waste and is planning his own racing event from his own back garden to raise vital funds for the NHS.
Speaking about his plans, Paul Evans said:
“Being both a cyclist and rugby fan I originally came up with the concept of the ‘Ride to Judgement Day’ event. I got in touch with friends at White Rock events and Ospreys Rugby to see if they were interested in helping to organise the day.
“Plans were coming together nicely with over 50 riders signed up to cycle from the Liberty Stadium to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday to watch the Ospreys play. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus outbreak this ride has been postponed until a later date.
“I’ve now decided to hold my own virtual ‘Judgement Day Ride’ on Saturday and will be riding the 50 miles to Cardiff on my turbo trainer before sitting down to watch a classic Ospreys match from the past. I’ll be setting off at 09:00 as originally planned.”
“Regular updates will be available via my Twitter page @JackArmy66 and @CommunityOsprey will also be cheering me along the way!”
Originally all funds raised from the event were going to the ‘Ospreys in the Community’ charity but I will now be raising much needed funds for the NHS via my justgiving page which can be found here.
In these difficult times it would be great if rugby and cycling fans could donate a small amount to this very worthy cause.”