Press duo’s punishing pedal passage through principality

Swirling winds and punishing undulating roads could not prevent a local press duo from completing a 104-mile bike ride through Wales for charity.

Richard Jones and Phil Blagg, chief reporter and chief photographer respectively at the Welshpool-based County Times, tackled the two-day trip in aid of the neonatal unit at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

They were joined by nine other intrepid cyclists, including organiser Darren Hyland whose baby boy died to a neonatal death at the hospital aged just 31 hours in April.

The initial fundraising target of £1,000 has already been doubled, with the money going towards purchasing new equipment for the hospital which will cool the body and brain temperature of babies born with a brain injury.

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