What our team is getting up to this summer

With the school holidays fast approaching, you may be looking for ideas.  Our team are no exception as they love to share with each other their plans which often include a variety of events.  Whether participating or spectating, our teams are a social lot, who avidly take part in fundraising activities.


We have put together 4 events that our team recommend you should visit this summer.


One Big Swim

If you’re looking to cool down this summer, then head on over to Parc Bryn Bach on Sunday 19 August for the One Big Swim.  Designed to cater for all levels there are plenty of swim challenges for you to take part in.  From 800 meters to The One Big Swim 5Km, it is a fantastic open water event that can be enjoyed by the entire family.


Pop up vegan fest

Merythr Tydfil have been hosting a number of pop up festivals and July will see their Merthyr's very first Pop Up Vegan Fest.  With a growing number of the popular eating a purely vegan diet or enjoying vegan dishes, there is no wonder there has been demand for such an event.   You will find everything from vegan pizzas to pies and cakes to quiches, there are even vegan friendly gifts too.


Aberdare Road Race

On the 21 & 21 July, Aberdare will be witnessing some high-speed action with their annual road race held in the exquisite Victorian Aberdare Park.  The event is very popular with locals and attracts people from all over the country and further afield.  The town will be buzzing and you can hear the roar of the motorbikes from miles away.  The renowned Carl Forgarty won this race before he become famous and one of the greatest bike riders of all time.


Coleford Music Festival

Our Coleford branch are avid visitors of the Coleford Music Festival and therefore we would be amiss not to include it.  This fantastic free outdoor festival is an eclectic mix of music, art, culture and community events.  You will discover everything from Jazz, indie, rock, ska, rockabilly, folk, blues and much more.  With entertainment and workshops for the children, this is an event that the whole family will thoroughly enjoy.