Pembrokeshire Chief Executive Challenge

12 Gorffennaf 2019

Being the Chief Executive at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society often involves far more than you’d think…

On Saturday 6 July, in a change from concentrating on the impending Royal Welsh Show, our Chief Executive, Steve Hughson, joined a team of eager and energetic cyclists to complete a gruelling 103mile bike ride around Pembrokeshire.

Starting in Cyrmych Fire Station, the intrepid team cycled south, towards Narberth, down to Carew and then headed back west to pick up the undulating coastal road back up towards Broad Haven, Newgale and Solva.

Stopping at St David’s Cathedral to ring the bells, Steve then made his way to Abereiddi to do a high dive, along with the 2019 RWAS President, Seimon Thomas, into the famous Blue Lagoon.

Having dried off and recovered from the mammoth jump, Steve hopped back on the bike and headed back towards Cymych, finishing at the Rugby Club where, together with all the other riders and supporters, they enjoyed a pig roast and party with entertainment by Crymych RFC Choir.

Steve has raised nearly £2,000 for his contribution to the bike ride, ringing the bells and jumping nearly 50ft into the blue lagoon, will go towards the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I). Steve will present the cheque at the R.A.B.I. AGM during the Royal Welsh Show later this month.

“The Chief Execs challenge is different each year and allows me to get out in our host County and tap into their enthusiasm for the benefit of the Royal Welsh” says Steve. “This year’s challenge added an element of real danger with the cliff jump into the Blue Lagoon, but we did it and it was exhilarating. I thank all involved and we hope to have raised a significant amount for the Royal Welsh and my own choice R.A.B.I.”

There is still time to show your support to Steve and raise money for the R.A.B.I, by sponsoring him here: