24/07/17

Dynamic duo, Dan Beynon and Rob Merrills, are preparing a 382-mile cycling tour to visit 12 Welsh Premier League football stadiums, all in aid of homelessness charity The Wallich.

Kicking off in Carmarthen, Dan from Llandeilo and Rob from Cross Hands have challenged themselves to complete the tour in just three days, between 4-6 August.

From there, they will visit the 12 stadiums of the 2016-17 Dafabet Welsh Premiere League. The route makes for a perfect horseshoe route of west, north and eastern Wales.

Along the way, they will encounter Wales’s fantastic scenery and its cruel ascents as they visit the following football stadiums:

Day 1 (107 miles)
Carmarthen Town A.F.C.
Aberystwyth Town
Bala Town

Day 2 (145 miles)
Bangor City
Llandudno F.C.
Rhyl F.C.
Connahs Quay Nomads
Airbus UK Broughton F.C.
Cefn Druids (Rhosymedre)
The New Saints (Oswestry)

Day 3 (123 miles)
Newtown A.F.C.
Cardiff Metropolitan University

The pair will be raising money for The Wallich, a leading Welsh homelessness charity, specifically fundraising for its Cardiff Shoreline Project.

Dan is the architect of the bike ride and has a personal connection to the charity. He said:

“The Wallich is a fantastic charity. My mother works for their project called Cardiff Shoreline which provides long-term supported accommodation to homeless adults who have alcohol misuse issues.

“We’d be delighted with any public support for our ride that will help tackle rising homelessness. Whether its cheering us along the way, offering us a cup of tea and a biscuit at any of our 12 stops or contributing some money to our JustGiving page, we hope it makes a difference.”

Along for the ride, Dan’s cycle-buddy Rob, who is an accountant based in Cardiff, said:

“The hardest parts of the ride are going to be navigating the tricky route and trekking through the steep inclines of the Brecon Beacons.

“I’m really looking forward to visiting The New Saints stadium the most – if Wales has an equivalent of Real Madrid, The Saints are it. Welsh football is really on the up following the success of the national team, we’re hoping our ride will spur more people on to attend regional and local games.”

Dan and Rob will be taking selfies at all 12 of their stops and you can follow their adventure on social media throughout that weekend.

 

The Wallich’s mission is to prevent homelessness in Wales by getting people off the streets, keeping people off the streets and creating opportunities.
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