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Inside view from the Crew - Cardiff

Ruth M
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20 Apr 2012

Day 7. Cardiff

'Croeso i Gymru. Fynd am dro braf.'

The forecast was rain. Beefy and his crew left Bristol for an hours drive to the Welsh capital.

As the crowds gathered at the City Hall, true to form, the skies cleared and the sun shone. Yet again, the weather had been kind to us. Today's Local Hero, Seren, was looking forward to the day.

Welsh rugby star Tom Shanklin looked nervous at the start. 'I have heard all about the pace he goes at. Is it really that fast?'.

The collections in the city centre were amazing as the walk made its way towards the Millennium Stadium before heading out onto the Bay. We were greeted by stunning scenery bathed in Welsh sunshine. What a start to the day! 

Beefys walk crew are, in his words, 'essential to the success of every walk we do.'

It is made up of family and friends and has changed very little since the first walk back in 1985.

We shall all be raising a glass this evening to absent friends, especially Chris 'Crash' Lander and Bill 'The 'Highwayman' Rumsan who both played a part in shaping the walks from day 1,  25 years ago.

The walk today finishes with a stroll (at 4.5 mph) down the Taff Trail. Meeting us at the Stadium was Jamie Roberts (Wales & British Lions star). Another great day. Thanks for your support Doc.

The long drive to Norwich awaits. Except for Beefy who takes a helicopter - as you do.

Thank you Wales.

Big Gaz.