Shane Williams is cycling for Velindre Cancer Care centre

Ex-Wales and British & Irish Lions rugby union star Shane Williams started his ride of almost 800 miles on Zwift in seven days today. 

Williams, who holds the record for the number of tries scored for Wales and like the Team Ineos rider is a past winner of the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year, aims to ride 774 miles, starting Today. 

The distance reflects the total he would have ridden in sportives this year that have either been cancelled or postponed, or which seem likely to be as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 43-year-old is aiming to raise money for charities that he would have been raising funds for through taking part in those events, including the Velindre Cancer Centre, of which he is patron.

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