CARE workers have taken on another gruelling cycling challenge for the third year running in aid of charity.

Over four days, from June 18-21, a team of Barchester Healthcare staff cycled a huge 200 miles from Johnstown in Carmarthen to Wallingford in Oxfordshire.

They set off with an aim to raise money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which supports older people and other adults living with a disability or mental health problems.

The team took the time to stop at 14 care homes across Barchester’s central division to meet well-wishers, have a well-earned break and refuel before continuing on their way.


On June 19 at 2.30pm, the tour stopped at Ross Court Care Home in Ross-on-Wye where they were welcomed by staff, residents and members of West Mercia Police, Dementia Matters Hereford and councillor Louis Stark who celebrated their arrival.

The home offered refreshments, live entertainment and held a garden party raising funds to which you can contribute by visiting their fundraising page on

West MerciaWest Mercia Police celebrated the team's arrival at Ross Court (Image: Barchester Healthcare)

Agda-Claudia Vasilateanu, general manager at Ross Court said: “It was a wonderful sight to see the cyclists arriving at our home, they are absolutely amazing – what a fantastic effort. 

"It was lovely to be able to give them some refreshments and a bit of a pit stop before they carried on their way.  Our staff and residents loved helping them fundraise for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation which does such brilliant work helping to connect vulnerable people with their local communities.”