Seasiders take on cycling challenge in support of team-mate

Former Aberystwyth Town captain Kelly Thomas is taking on a new challenge in May – in support of one of her team-mates.

Kelly, 32, will be hopping on a C2 bike alongside fellow Seasider Sian Evans at Atomic Health and Fitness, Aberystwyth, and the pair will cycle 168.7 miles – the distance between Tywyn, Gwynedd, and Loughborough, Leicestershire.

It’s all in aid of 40 for 40, an initiative to fund research into ME (also called chronic fatigue syndrome) and support the recovery of Row Davies, the partner of Aber midfielder Shauna Chambers.

And as their contribution, Kelly and Sian are cycling the distance between Shauna and Row’s home and the place where they met.

Row – who turns 40 this year – has severe ME and requires full-time care, and was last able to leave the house in December 2021.

“Shauna and the team are doing an incredible job with the fundraiser,” says Kelly. “I’m really pleased we can do our bit to contribute to the cause with just one of many amazing challenges going on throughout the year. It won’t be easy but it feels great to be part of something so special.”

To find out more about 40 for 40, or to donate to the Aber players’ mission, head to the GoFundMe page, where you can select Kelly and Sian’s names on a dropdown menu to show your support directly.

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