NFU Cymru is to complete a Hike and Bike challenge next week to raise money for its chosen charity for 2018, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI).

The challenge, which will see NFU Cymru staff, members and wider industry representatives come together in support of RABI will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, and will include five different stages with participants able to choose which stages they undertake.

On day one, participants will start by climbing Snowdon before embarking on a 43 mile bike ride to Dolgellau. They will then take on the challenge of climbing Cadair Idris. The following day will start with an 87 mile bike ride from Cadair Idris to the Brecon Beacons where the challenge will finish with a climb of Pen-Y-Fan.

John Mercer, NFU Cymru director said: “RABI is a charity that as a union we work very closely with and one that does amazing work for the industry. We already have a lot of interest from across the Welsh agricultural industry and a core of people involved who have signed up to take part in all five stages.

“We have some others who are taking part in the climbing, and others who are taking part in one or two of the stages. We also have a team on logistics and support – which will be greatly appreciated by those involved in the task I’m sure.

“RABI is a welfare charity which changes lives for the better and offers financial support to farming people of all ages in times of hardship. We really want to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause and also raise awareness of the vital work RABI undertake.”

Anyone wishing to take part in the challenge should contact the NFU Cymru office on 01982 554200. To donate and support the charity fund please visit