Pervade Software is committed to raising money for charity and the fact that there are a number of ex-servicemen in the team provides a focus for that commitment. Continuing their support of Help for Heroes, the Pervade Team rise to the challenge of cycling across Wales.
Jonathan, Mikey, John and Jason all set off from the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth and headed East towards the border with England.
The ride through the historic seaside town lulled the team into a false sense of adventure which was soon cut short by the gruelling 5 miles of steep climbing straight up the side of Old Goginan.
The pain didn't end there however, after a short drop down around Devil's Bridge, the climbing resumed for a further 4 miles before the team stopped for a well earned water break in the shadow of the mighty Plynlimon Massif, the highest peak in Mid-Wales and the source of the great Severn and Wye Rivers.
"The scenery was breathtaking" commented Jonathan, Director of Engineering "although grinding up the Cambrian Mountains might have had something to do with it as well".
Having reached this high point, the Team were able to relax and enjoy the picturesque rolling countryside of Powys until, after passing through Newtown, they arrived at the foot of the aptly nick-named "Blood Hill". After more than 50 miles of riding this hill lived up to its name and sent heart rates climbing upwards with the bikes. Cresting the summit however left the team with a gentle downhill cruise to the Shropshire border.
A great time was had by all and money was raised for a very worthy cause.