Dozens of cyclists took to the saddle this morning (Wednesday) as the epic bike ride from Cardiff to Paris to raise vital funds for #StayStrongForOws started from BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park!
Blues launched the fundraising and awareness campaign - #StayStrongForOws – last year for injured player Owen Williams. Wales international Owen suffered a significant injury while playing for Cardiff Blues in the World Club 10s and is currently at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff.
Owen remains on the long-term road to recovery as he undergoes his rehabilitation – with messages of support from around the world a huge source of inspiration for him, his family and friends.
And now family, friends, team-mates and staff are showing their support with a charity bike this year between the Welsh and French capitals.
The bike ride departed from BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this morning with Owen’s father Huw, brother Gavin, team-mates Lloyd Williams and Owen Jenkins plus coach Paul John among those to hit the road for charity!
The cyclists will arrive at the finishing line at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday (June 6) – stopping at rugby clubs along the route, including Newport Gwent Dragons on Wednesday morning.
All proceeds go to fund care for Owen in conjunction with the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.
*Want to play your part? Anyone who wishes to donate funds direct to Owen Williams can also do so by sending cheques to Cardiff Blues, BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1JA and made payable to the 'Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust' and marked 'for Owen Williams'.
You can also donate using a Text to Donate number. Text SSFO99 £_ to 70070 to donate an amount of your choice - put the figure of your choice after the '£'.