Last week, over 350km was covered by 45 intrepid Langdon cyclists who rode through historic towns and villages of Monmouth, Abergavenny and Tintern and the surrounding countryside for the 11th Langdon Velo Challenge. It was the most successful Langdon Velo to date, with a record number of riders involved and the most money ever raised, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. There were over 6 decades between the youngest (Hadley Robey, 14) and oldest riders (Geoffrey Berger, 75) and the passion, commitment and camaraderie was shared by all.
An astounding £135,000 was raised and will help Langdon to provide the continued support our Members need to ensure they can thrive and flourish and live their lives to the full, giving them a true sense of Livingness.
“One of the best parts of the ride is to see the change in the Members and how they grow. This is one of the reasons to go on the ride: to see the difference it makes to the Members, how they love it, how it changes them,” said Velo participant Geoffrey Berger.
“Thank you to all the participants, donors and generous sponsors involved in this amazing challenge. For many of the Langdon Members who took part, training under Covid restrictions was very difficult but they persevered and have really achieved something incredible for themselves and for Langdon,” said Langdon chief executive Neil Taylor.