Bike ride raises £15k for babies
A KIND-HEARTED businesswoman from Deganwy has raised £15,000 for a hospice for babies with a gruelling charity bike ride in Asia.
Ruth Macbryde, a director of Macbryde Homes, cycled the 272 miles from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, often in steering heat and along deeply rutted roads.
Ruth was challenged to do the cycle marathon in aid of the Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool by her good friend, the TV comedian and radio presenter Willie Miller who champions Zoe’s Place.
The specialist hospice provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or lifethreatening conditions.
Ruth was joined on the ride by her friend Christine Howatson from Ruthin, and her daughter, Ffion.
They were accompanied by 38 other Zoe’s Place supporters and it’s expected the final total raised by all the riders will exceed £180,000.
Ruth MacBryde charity bike ride