Paris or bust, by bike from Llanfair TH

llion1“Two local lads from Llanfair TH, Abergele have this morning set off in the early hours on their 450 mile journey to Paris, France.” writes Justin Hinchliffe of Bodfari, Denbighshire.

“Llion Griffiths and Clive Williams were waved off this morning by myself from the bridge in Llanfair TH and they headed off towards St Asaph, Denbigh, Ruthin and onto Llangollen over the stunning Horseshoe Pass. They aim to finish today’s stint over 100 miles away in Worcester. Here they will have a well deserved rest and then start the next days cycling.

“They are doing this to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity so every penny they raise will be going straight to this well worthwhile cause. Llion and Clive have been training very hard for over 12 months now and are extremely determined to complete this mammoth task. ”

One of the cyclists Llion Griffiths says: “We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Here is the link for the Virgin Giving Money page that has been set up for Donations.

7 thoughts on “Paris or bust, by bike from Llanfair TH

  1. Justin Hinchliffe:

    Day 2 – ‘Its been around 70 degrees on their ride so a bit tough but riding through the Cotswolds made up for it!’ Llion told me. 113miles were completed today.

    They are currently 70 miles away from the Ferry so a fairly short ride for them tomorrow until they reach the French shores

  2. Justin Hinchliffe:

    Day 3 – 67.5 miles done today and were at the ferry!
    Boarding the 11am Ferry which will be arriving in Dieppe around 4pm then its straight on the bikes to get a few hours done.

    Llion says ‘ The end is in sight :-)’

    1. Gareth Morlais:

      Thanks for posting these updates Justin. It sounds like a real adventure with money going to a very good cause. Readers can find a link to the donation page from the main story.

  3. Justin Hinchliffe:

    Day 4 – ‘ Bonjour!’ Arriving in Dieppe Port late afternoon then get a few miles done on the French roads before the final days push to the finish in Paris. ‘Tiredness is kicking in and the legs are crumbling! A bit of fine tuning to the bike by little miss mechanic and the tower should be in sight tomorrow afternoon!’

  4. Justin Hinchliffe:

    Day 5 – JOB DONE!! Arrived here in Paris at around 7pm. 14 hours on the bike today so a long last day, but well worth it!
    Off out now for some well-deserved cool beer and some food. Going to do some sightseeing tomorrow then make our way back to Wales. . . . .by VAN!

    Many thanks to all who have donated to our challenge. It’s been tough, but worth it!

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