The route is prepped, the forecast is good and there’s just a few days remaining until this year’s Dairi-Pak Mountain Bike Challenge.

The annual fundraiser is organised by the Borderland Rotary Club and takes place in the Berwyn Mountains on the English-Welsh border, beginning and ending at Rhiwlas Village Hall.

The 2019 challenge takes place this Saturday and will see dozens of enthusiasts making their way around the 22-mile course.

As the media partner this year, the Advertizer has taken a look at some of those involved in the event – including the organisers and sponsors Dairi-Pak – over the last few weeks.

But this week we’re focusing on the main beneficiary of the challenge – the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Although those competing can fundraise for a charity of their choice, the donations made to take part go towards the air ambulance service.

Jonathan Jones, from the Borderland Rotary Club, explained how it is a much-appreciated service for those living in and around the region where the challenge takes place and can provide life-saving treatment in an emergency.

There’s still time to sign up to this year’s challenge, which begins at 10am, by visiting and paying the £30 donation.

There will be a picture spread of the event in next week’s Advertizer, and if you haven’t already see a point-of-view video of the route at