At the end of the month, Jordan and Cai will be cycling a whopping 518km, raising money for SAFE! Over 7 days, they’re making their way from the very top of North Wales, all the way down to Swansea, South Wales. Not only will they be pedalling for 5-6 hours a day (an average daily distance of 75km), but they’re camping every night, and are even aiming to climb Pen-y-Fan on their last day - as if cycling over 320 miles wasn’t enough!

Having never completed a challenge like this, Jordan and Cai are taking on a huge task in order to raise money for a cause they’re really passionate about. Their sponsorship money will go directly to benefitting the lives of the marginalised Gypsy Dalit community in Mugaiyur, India, who SAFE have been working with since 2012, delivering education, skills training and health screenings. We are now building a community education centre there, which will provide a sustainable source of income for the community and be a safe space where they can learn agricultural practices and literacy and numeracy skills. Being big supporters of small-scale, grass-root charities, the money Jordan and Cai raise will go towards our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign which is funding this important project.

The Route

On the 28th July, the 518km ride will commence at the tip of North Wales, in Llandudno. Our intrepid cyclists will spend Day 2 pedalling around the stunning Llyn Peninsula, followed by a ride through the peaks of Snowdonia on Day 3. After reaching mid-Wales on Day 4, Day 5 is going to be tough; they’ll be facing a hard 90km ride and high climbs of over 600m! The sixth day will see Jordan and Cai braving the Brecon Beacons, and before they reach the finish line on Day 7, they hope to haul themselves up Pen-y-fan. Having powered through this incredible feat, they’ll be arriving to cheers and supporters at Hoogah in Swansea, on 3rd August, to complete their mammoth ride!

Training is now in full swing; Jordan and Cai are battling through the heat-wave to complete a regime of long cycle rides and runs, in preparation. Cai has the added challenge of trying to fit this in around her placement as a student mid-wife!

We are in awe of the huge challenge that Jordan and Cai are taking on and extremely grateful for their dedication to raising money for SAFE. Their ride will help fund the construction of a community centre in Mugaiyur, which is a huge milestone in our work providing education to the Dalit community.

Sponsor Jordan and Cai here https://www.thesafefoundation.co.uk/Fundraisers/jord-and-cais-500km-fundraiser

Or find out more about the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign here https://www.thesafefoundation.co.uk/appeal/buy-a-brick-campaign