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88-year-old cycles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to fight homelessness

A Pencoed 88-year-old is on track to break records and raise cash for homeless people as he cycles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and back again.

Laurence Brophy, a long-time supporter of young people and women’s homelessness charity Llamau, began his epic journey last month to raise cash for people in need during the crisis.

The determined cyclist is also sleeping rough where possible throughout his nearly 2,000-mile round trip to highlight the harsh reality of homelessness and living on the streets.

He has so far found shelter for the night in a bus shelter, under a bridge, by the road side and in a farmer’s shed, despite suffering wild weather.

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