Dons supporter gets on his bike

Adam Faiers will be cyclying to many of the Dons away games. Here he is pictured with Catrinona Morris, mayor of MK, and John Cove of MK Dons
Adam Faiers will be cyclying to many of the Dons away games. Here he is pictured with Catrinona Morris, mayor of MK, and John Cove of MK Dons
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A CHALLENGE to cycle to MK Dons away games got underway on Saturday as Adam Faiers pedalled to Cheltenham.

The 41-year-old completed his 616-mile journey to Gloucestershire in three hours and three minutes and during the course of the football season he will cover up to 2,000 miles across the length and breadth of the country.

Mr Faiers is secretary of the MK Dons Supporters Association and wants his challenge to raise awareness for the Sports and Education Trust, disabled football and the Redway School. So far he’s raised £247.

Before the ride to Cheltenham, he was waved off from the stadium by the management team and players.

He then cycled alongside their coach along the Buckingham Road before heading onto quieter roads through Tingewick, Croughton and Deddington before coming to Chipping Norton.

After a brief stop at Chipping Norton for energy drinks and bars, he progressed through the rolling Cotswolds countryside.

Hitting speeds of up to 44 miles per hours on the downhill sections, he said there were some superb views at the top of the hills past Stow on the Wold and the fast section of the A40 into Cheltenham enabled him to reach his target a full 30 minutes ahead of schedule

Mr Faiers, from Heath & Reach, said: “At Cheltenham Town, the club were really welcoming and Clive Gowing, the chairman of the Supporters Association, was there to greet us. After a change of clothes, it was into the supporters club for quick refreshment before watching the MK Dons win the game on penalties.”

He added: “It was a good ride, very hard in places with some long climbs, but that’s good practice for what’s to come later in the year. The people and businesses of Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard have been incredibly supportive of the project so far.”

Next up is a trip to Bournemouth, twice as far at 120 miles.

To get behind Mr Faiers’ trip people can visit his {www.justgiving.com/1000 milesfortheSET|justgiving site}.