Even the longest ride starts with a single turn of the pedal…

This site has been set up in loving memory of Paul Hickson, a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and dear friend to so many people.

Riding through the key locations of his life from London to Bala, we hope to honour his work and raise awareness and money to support the vital work of the SSSART.

Who was Paul Hickson?

Paul was an integral part of the South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team (SSSART), serving as Deputy Leader until he sadly passed away in July 2023 after a brief illness. His passing is an enormous loss to the SSSART and we will cherish the memories we have of him and forever keep him in our hearts.

Paul touched many lives and a few more people are walking around today thanks, in part, to his involvement with the SSSART. A dynamic and friendly presence, Paul was instrumental in the development of training new recruits, overseeing the team’s equipment and kit, and representing the team at national meetings and beyond.

Who is the SSSART?

Tîm Achub A Chwilio De Eryri, South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team (SSSART), operates in the South of Snowdonia National Park in North West Wales.

The team provide vital support to North Wales Police in the event of a mountain emergency and are called upon to help locate missing or vulnerable people in lowland and built-up areas.

How Can I Help?

Send a Donation

The SSSRT relies on donations from the public to carry out their life-saving work. All donations will go directly to the SSSART so please give generously.

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free.

Join the Pauloton

We are looking for as many cyclists (and cheerleaders!) as possible to join us on our London-Bala 2024 Tour. You don’t have to ride all of the way, even a few hours in the saddle with us would be great.

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The Details

More details to follow, but these are the agreed dates for the TdP.

Tuesday 28th May 2024146 MilesHearn Hill Velodrome – Tring (via King’s College Hospital & The Emirates Stadium)
Wednesday 29th May 2024253 MilesTring – Daventry
Thursday 30th May 2024350 MilesDaventry – Tiptop
Friday 31st May 2024443 MilesTipton – Shrewsbury
Saturday 1st June 2024545 MilesShrewsbury – Bala

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