A FATHER and son from Cardigan have set out to ride motorbikes from Southern Africa back to their home town.

Dyfrig and Ieuan Harries have embarked on their four-month adventure and at the same time have set a goal of raising £2,000 for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

Dyfrig and Ieuan started their journey on Monday, May 1, setting off from Maun, Botswana, with the plan of traveling through 17 countries and two continents. The pair aim to be back in Cardigan by September.

Son Ieuan has been working as a bush pilot in Botswana and his experience is what inspired them to embark on the epic challenge.

Dyfrig said: “We have always enjoyed adventures, especially involving bikes and travel. When Ieuan finished working in Botswana, it seemed obvious for us to ride to the UK together.

“I have always wanted to travel through Africa and being able to do that at the same time as raising money for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Charity seemed like an excellent idea. We believe the work the charity does in Wales in helping poorly children is amazing and we feel it is a very worthy cause”

So far during their adventure, Dyfrig and Ieuan have completed the world’s highest abseil at 204 meters, visited the Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest canyon in the world, and ridden through the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.

If you would like to help the pair reach their £2,000 goal, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dyfrig-ieuan-harries or for more information on the work of the Noah’s Ark Charity, visit www.noahsarkcharity.org