Adam’s ready for the last ride

Adam Faiers
Adam Faiers

There are just 34 miles to go in Adam Faiers’ season, and he’s going to have a lot of company when he crosses the finish line.

When he arrives at the Lamex Stadium in Stevenage at around 1pm on Saturday, he’ll have riden 2,974 miles to away grounds up and down the country as he followed MK Dons this season.

And as a send off for his final ride of the season, he’ll be joined by nine Honda Goldwings and the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Catriona Morris, in her Mayoral car, as well as nearly 50 fellow bike riders who will join him on the final leg.

His mission at the start of the season was simple - to raise £5,000 for the Mk Dons Sports and Education Trust and for Redway School - a target he has already achieved.

“When I look at the numbers - nearly 3,000 miles and more than £5,000 - I wonder whether it was really me!” Adam said.

“There’s a real sense of disbelief that it is almost over.

“The last ride is shaping up to be pretty epic. We’ve got 45 riders already confirmed, and we hope to get nearly 100 by Saturday morning.

“It has been fantastic since Hartlepool (at the end of March). The ride to Leyton Orient was great because I stopped off at the Emirates Stadium and at White Hart Lane on the way, and the ride to Colchester was an easy one and the weather was brilliant.

“Strangely though, the most nervous I’ve been all season was walking out the tunnel on Saturday (against Scunthorpe) with the match ball!”

There have been some tough routes during the course of the season, none more so than the 265 mile ride to Carlisle which saw him brave the wind and snow of the Yorkshire Dales to get to the game on time.

There are three groups setting off for the final ride to Stevenage, leaving at 8am, 9am and 10am. They will all meet at the Maiden’s Head in Whitwell for the final five mile ride to the Lamex Stadium.

There’s still time to join Adam on his ride. It will cost £5 to join, and another £2.50 for the coach ride home.

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