ROB Powell is preparing to ride more than 1,500 miles in three weeks - and visit all the league two and premiership football grounds along the way.

The 54-year-old farmer from Bolstone is a keen Hereford United supporter and fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society as his wife, Eunice, suffers from the condition.

"I attended by first Hereford game with Eunice when we were engaged back it 1972.

"It was the memorable match in which they beat Newcastle United in the FA Cup and I have supported the club ever since," said Rob.

"Eunice was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and is now in a wheelchair.

"I am chairman of the MS branch and have raised money for the cause in the past."

His previous exploits include running the London Marathon twice, the New York Marathon and cycling from Land's End to John O' Groats.

During his ride, Rob will stay with friends and at bed and breakfasts.

He begins by cycling to Cheltenham and Swindon on November 15 and finishes on December 9, when he returns to Hereford for the Bulls game with Torquay United.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Rob can visit