Well we are now just a few days away from the inaugural Pier to Pier Charity Walk, raising funds and awareness for a charity or good cause close to your heart.
Firstly, if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do it through our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441540806032402/
Or you can sign up via our Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pier-to-pier-with-the-north-wales-dragons-tickets-18415999751?aff=erelexpcat
This is so we know how many people are coming and to update you on anything relevant to the walk.
There are no fees to pay for walking, we think that if you’re walking with us to raise money for a charity of your choice, then that’s where your money should go.
If you are parking in Colwyn Bay, there is car parking on the promenade on either side of the pier, or, car parks at Ivy Street, Princes Drive or Morrisons.
If you are parking in Llandudno, there is car parking on the promenade, Victoria Shopping Centre or Market Street.
Remember, Llandudno is 10k (Nearly 6 miles from Colwyn Bay) so choose where you are going to leave your car to get back to it following the walk. There is plenty of public transport in the way of buses, trains are frequent with stations close to both piers, various taxi companies and there is always some of the walkers who will be making journeys back and forth between Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.
The walk will start on the Toad Hall side of the pier on the promenade. The start point will be signified by red white and green balloons tied to the railings. If you can be there ready for 5.15pm, it will give you time for a warm up before you begin your walk.
At 5.30pm you will hear three blasts of a whistle, this will be the signal to move forward along the promenade and view our fabulous coastline, you will pass the Toad Hall and Cayley Bank on the left hand side before reaching the picturesque harbour at Rhos-on-Sea on your right hand side.
We also follow the route of the cycle path so please remember to share and be vigilant to all cyclists.
Moving past Rhos point we then walk along Marine Drive along the coastline to Penrhyn Beach before coming in land slightly to walk up the incline at Penrhynside along side the ‘Little Orme’. Llandudno Hill looks a little daunting.
Once you reach the top of the hill you will see the famous ‘Llandudno Welcomes You’ sign closely followed by seeing Llandudno Pier in the distance, then it is all down hill and flat all the way! (This is the bit I am going to like!)
Once we come down the hill heading into Llandudno, we are back by the seaside, passing through the pedestrian thoroughfare where the new lifeboat station is being built, past the paddling pool and then on to the promenade with Llandudno’s many hotels on the left hand side before finally reaching the finish line which is through the bollards and between the Welsh flags at the entrance to Llandudno Pier.
When you finish you will receive a well earned bottle of Strathmore Water, Official Water Suppliers to the Pier to Pier Charity Walk. There are kiosks at the entrance to Llandudno Pier where you can get tea, coffee, beers, juice, food, ice creams etc which will remain open until 10.00pm.
Once we have finished the walk, the idea is to mill around at the pier entrance and have a chat with each other, share your experiences and why you have come on the walk. There will be people from Tudno TV who are the official media partners for the charity walk, who may interview you (If you would like) as to who you have walked for and why. Tudno TV will have also filmed the walk as you have set off from Colwyn Bay.
Remember to wear football tops, rugby tops, charity tops, bright coloured tops, we would love for you to stand out from the crowd to raise awareness for your supported charity, but remember to wear sensible shoes too!
Please take lots of photos, videos, selfies etc and post them to any of our social media sites below, we will share the life out of them in the few days following the event! Use the hashtag #Pier2Pier so we can find you easily.
If you need anything at all, or more information, ring me, Chris Roberts on 07840 318231. Even if you need any kind of assistance on the day, we are only too happy to help.
One important Note!
*No items are to be sold by walkers along the route and no money is to be sought by way of collection tins and buckets or any other fundraising item. This requires a licence which we do not have.*
Finally and most of all, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for coming and being a part of this, we really appreciate it, we hope you enjoy your walk by the seaside and raise lots of money and awareness for your cause.
Really looking forward to seeing you on the day!
Chris – Co-Founder, North Wales Dragons.