Ten hour cycle to raise cash for Eisteddfod
FUNDRAISERS cycled for more than 10 hours to help generate money and interest for next year's Eisteddfod.
The Spin event took place at DW Sports and Fitness store in Parc Trostre with more than 30 people cycling throughout the day.
The event, which kicked off at 9am, involved each person jumping on a spin bike specially set up in the store and cycling for 20 minute slots.
Gym members, staff and shoppers all took part to help support the cultural event.
And after pedalling all day they helped to raise £130 towards the National Eisteddfod Appeal Fund.
The money will help to fund next year's cultural event, which is taking place on Festival Fields, Millennium Coastal Park between August 1 and 9.
Each area is tasked with raising a set amount of money towards the event. The Llanelli fundraising committee has been tasked with raising £88,000.
DW Sports Assistant Manager Joel Phillips praised those who took part during the day.
He said: "It is always good for us to support the local community especially a cause that is worthwhile and will benefit the town.
"The event had a very good attendance and everyone got involved from staff to members.
"We had the spin event going all day and it attracted a lot of attention in the store.
"Some of the participants found it hard but others were fine.
"We are really pleased to support this event and glad to raise money for the Eisteddfod."
Llanelli Appeal chairperson Dyfrig Thomas said: "Everything that is raised is useful for us and the appeal.
"Everything is important and we are quite happy with all money raised.
"We are grateful to DW Sports for putting on the event to support the Eisteddfod."
Eisteddfod chairperson Aubrey Beynon added: "I am grateful for the co-operation of all who took part in the event.
"The event also helped to raise an awareness that the 2014 Eisteddfod is taking place in LLanelli."
The Llanelli Eisteddfod Appeal Committee will be holding further events over the coming months to help fund the cultural event in 2014.
For more information visit www.eisteddfod.org.uk