Welsh international Angharad James, who plays professional football for Reading FC, is aiming to raise money for charity by embarking on a ‘Stay at Home Bike Challenge’.

She'll tackle it with Amy Turner, an England international who plays for Manchester United.

“We are faced with challenging times at the moment, with a lot of uncertainty and worry for many of us" said Angharad.

"Now is the time to come together and help support our most vulnerable members in society. With this in mind, we wanted to make our own contribution in tackling the repercussions of this devastating virus."

On Friday, May 1, they will be completing the challenge of cycling the distance from Angharad’s home of Llandissilio, near Narberth, to Sheffield, which is Amy’s home town. They are aiming to complete the task in less than 24 hours.

“Together this will be a total of 383km.

"We are not expert cyclists by any means, and probably don’t know what we are letting ourselves in for, but we are determined to help make a difference.

"In the absence of football fixtures, we will be completing 90-minute relays each throughout the ride to replicate the duration of matches.

“I am hoping to raise a significant amount of money for two charities in the county, Get The Boys A Lift, which does a great job in supporting mental health issues, and Cardigan Food Bank which covers the town and the Crymych area.”

The charities are organisations that are very close to the hearts of local people and are in need of support in these difficult times.

To donate or to find out more go to their gofundme page by clicking here.