Forget Wiggins and Hoy, this summer two fearless RSPCA supporters are planning to cycle the length of Wales to raise funds for the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Colwyn Bay and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Wales.

Glyn Bayley and John Burson, who both work at the Bryn-y-Maen centre, hope to tackle the 250 mile journey in less than seven days even though the route is one of the toughest on the UK’s cycle network with more than 5000 metres of ascents to tackle on the way!

Glyn and John on their bikes © RSPCA

Glyn and John, who are both in their sixties, are hoping to raise more than £1000 which they will split equally between the two charities.

John says:

“Our centre rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes some of the most cruelly abused and deprived animals. All centre funding comes from donations and we decided to undertake this challenging journey to raise funds to support this work.

“We also wanted to raise much needed funds for SARDA Wales who have been supporting the police and mountain rescue teams for many decades. All members are volunteers giving up their time freely to train their dogs and to take part in search and rescue operations.”

Glyn and John will depart from Cardiff at 0900 on Wednesday 5 June and you can follow their journey in real time at


Anyone wishing to sponsor them can do so at

www.justgiving.com/twocrazyoldguysonbikes or by calling 0300 123 0745 and making a donation by credit or debit card.