Paul's in the saddle to raise Trust funds

A Newport County AFC supporter is to cycle 225 miles to raise money for the club’s supporters’ trust.

Paul Jenkins will be riding from County’s home ground at Rodney Parade to Colchester United’s JobServe Community Stadium ahead of the two teams facing each other in Essex on October 26.

Paul has been a Newport County fan since 1972 and has fond memories of watching the team play at Somerton Park.

Born in Newport and raised in Chepstow, 56-year-old Paul now lives in Worcester with his wife June.

He is taking on the mammoth cycling ride to raise money for Newport County AFC Supporters’ Trust. County is a supporter-owned club with the Trust as its majority shareholder. All funds raised by the Trust are made available to the club.

Paul is looking for other riders to join him on the road to Colchester. He said: “I would encourage anyone to take part, even if they would just like to join me for a part of the distance. Company is always welcomed.”

Paul has completed more than 50 marathons during the 1980s and 90s, completing the London Marathon in 1994 also to raise money for Newport County AFC. Paul is not a seasoned rider, yet last year still completed Land’s End to John O’Groats, and this year Newport to Colchester.

Paul is aiming to raise at least £500 for the Trust. All monies raised will go directly to Newport County AFC Supporters’ Trust and donations can be made via Paul’s JustGiving page by clicking here.