Peter, and his fantastic family are our neighbours, friends and are lovely, thoughtful, kind and fun. They are also really, really strong, determined and deserve all the support they can get.

Daniel has known Peter since he was 2 and they have been the best of friends ever since.

We really, really want to support them in any way that we can and fundraising for Peter's treatment is one way that we actually can make a difference.

So, we have planned a BIG challenge for Daniel - and Daniel is up for it - he's willing to push himself to his limits to help his friend.

He will be setting out on his adventure challenge on 30th August.

Covering about 130km in 5 days.

Walking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and possibly Swimming (if we spot a good option).

Whatever the weather!

From Rhiwbina, Cardiff (home to our good friend Julia) through the Welsh Valleys, Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley to Cabalva near Hay-on-Wye (home to Auntie Sam, Uncle Geraint and Cousin Chloe).

All under his own steam.

The route is starting to shape up and will include:

Day 1 - the Taff Cycle Trail from Rhiwbina to Merthyr Tydfil,
DONE. With Mum, Dad, Dylan and Soph. More Uphill than we thought - especially at the end but great company from Sophie and Dylan and yummy food from Julia.

Day 2 - along the Pontsticill reservoir, over THE GAP on a Mountain Bike with a detour on foot to Pen-y-fan and down into Brecon,
DONE. With Dad and Dylan to the Gap and Soph and Mum joined from the otherside. Bumpy and Rocky but great fun on the downhill. Dylan has to go home now but Pasta and Pesto for tea (Daniel's favourite).

Day 3 - walking and kayaking along the Brecon to Monmouth canal to Tal-y-bont on Usk
DONE. With Mum. The canal was pretty quiet but we had to portage around a lock and a closed swing bridge (we don't have a key) so decided to walk the last section. Lots of chatting and inventing of amazing machines.

Day 4 - back on the bike for a cross-country route to Glasbury.
DONE. With Dad. Lots more up hills and fast downhills. Some bumps, lots of wind and some nettles to whack to clear the way. Followed by tea in the campsite with family.

Day 5 - kayaking again (river levels permitting and it isn't looking likely) from Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye (and just a bit further) to see Cousin Chloe for tea!
DONE. With Mum and Dad. A drizzly and slow start but a beautiful paddle on very shallow water with lots of small rapids to navigate. Fun with Nana and Ben at lunch and the Chloe, Sam, Geraint, Nanna and Big P to greet us at the end. Finished with a Well Done banner and pub tea.

It is going to be a BIG Challenge so PLEASE give what you can and share, share, share.

It was an immense challenge for Daniel. But he was so delighted to have done it. For himself and that sense of achievement from pushing on even when you are tired but also because it means so much to be able to help his friend.

Thanks to all that have donated or shared. Thanks to all that have supported along the way. Daniel Hodges