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Bristol Street Motors Hyundai manager completes four-day charity ride

Charity bike ride: Bristol Street Motors Banbury Hyundai business manager Shahzad Yousaf

Bristol Street Motors Banbury Hyundai business manager Shahzad Yousaf has helped raise more than £150,000 by completing a four-day charity bike ride.

Yousaf joined a team of 23 cyclists who cycled the length of Wales, setting off from Cardiff on July 29 and riding through challenging countryside to finally reach Bangor four days later, on August 1 .

The 242-mile journey saw them reach heights of more than 15,000ft.

All the money raised will be shared between Age UK, MAP (Medial Aid for Palestinians), Mind, NHS Charities Together and The Trussell Trust.

Yousaf, who has previously taken part in cycling events organised by MC Events, including the London to Paris event in 2016, is a keen cyclist and spends a lot of his spare time out on his bike.

He said: “Usually, our cycling events see participants heading overseas, but unfortunately, COVID put the brakes on that, and we weren’t able to run any events at all last year.

“That’s partly why we chose a route through Wales; along the way we were also able to support small local businesses, who will have seen their footfall reduced over the past 18 months.

“We’re incredibly grateful to Bristol Street Motors for extending a helping hand, so that we could get this event rolling. MC Events relies on the support of sponsors like Bristol Street Motors to keep costs low, so as much money as possible goes to the charities we support.”

The Welsh cycling tour event, which was sponsored by Bristol Street Motors Hyundai, was organised by MC Events.

MC Events is a volunteer and non-profit organisation, which has raised more than £500,000 since being founded by Tariq Razzaq in 2014.

As well as being Bristol Street Motors Banbury Hyundai’s Business Manager, Shahzad Yousaf is also part of the team at MC Events.

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