Pedal power helps get Adam to the ground on time

Adam Faiers
Adam Faiers

Things may not be going exactly to plan on the pitch for MK Dons, but Adam Faiers’ cycling mission has him feeling on top of the league.

Adam, secretary of the MK Dons Supporters Association, is cycling to as many away games as possible during the 2012/13 season to raise awareness and funds for the MK Dons Sports and Education Trust Disabled Football, and also the Redway School.

Adam launched the project in July and has already cycled three trips amounting to 267 miles, collecting nearly £450 in sponsorship.

On Tuesday August 21, Adam cycled 130 miles to Bournemouth averaging 17 miles an hour. Adam was waved off by the Community Football team and Dons First team player Steven Gleeson and reached Bournemouth Football club at 7pm. The weather had been hot and a detour of 10 miles made the going tough.

Four days later and it was time for another 70 mile shift to Swindon Town. The three-and-a-half hours that it took Adam to reach Swindon was directly into a strengthening wind and a heavy downpour soaked the tired cyclist.

However, a great reception awaited at the County Ground and the Swindon Town Supporters Club were very generous in donating £25.

Adam said: “The trip to Bournemouth was excellent. It was my longest ever bike ride and I was getting tired towards the end. The encouragement given by the fans of the MK Dons has been inspiring and even a fan in Sydney, Australia was tweeting his support after I added more miles with a wrong turn!

“The 70 miles to Swindon was slightly easier going, but after the long ride on Tuesday, I was glad to get there!”

Next up is a short trip to Northampton when Adam is going to try and complete the 22 mile trip in under an hour.

If you’d like to support Adam, visit Adam’s Just Giving page