A CHESTER cyclist will this weekend tackle a gruelling 220-mile charity bike ride – with friends and supporters following his progress live online.

Chris Aspey, 34, of Hoole, aims to complete the Welsh Biking Challenge between Holyhead and Barry to raise more than £2,000 for the Adam Millichip Foundation, a charity that provides financial support and assistance to disabled people wishing to participate in sport.

Telematics company Quartix has equipped his support car with real-time tracking, letting friends and supporters monitor his progress on a Google map, accessible throughout the challenge from any computer.

Chris said: “It’s only since doing the hard training for the last six months that I’ve really appreciated what it is we’re doing. But I’m confident I will finish.

Financial adviser Chris will cover the course with training partner Mark Benbow, of Worcestershire. The pair will battle the mountains of Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, the Elan Valley and the Heads of the Valleys and will only stop to sleep.

Chris’s journey can be tracked at www.adammillichipfoundation.org/welsh.php. Anyone wishing to sponsor him can do so at www.bmycharity.com/chrisaspey.