A CAERNARFON man is set to embark on a gruelling challenge to aid two worthy causes in the region.

Paul Williams will be tackling the six major paths within Snowdonia in August, which will begin with a bike ride from Caernarfon to Bethesda.

He will then walk up the Llanberis path and down the PYG terrain, before walking up the picturesque Miners’ Path and down the Watkin Path.

Mr Williams will then cycle from Nant Gwynant to Rhyd Ddu, before concluding his challenge by walking up the Rhyd Ddu path and down the Snowdon Ranger path.

This covers all six paths, over 10,000 feet of climbing and more than 30 miles of cycling, with the popular figure raising £2,100 from a similar challenge last year.

He is aiming to raise £1,000 for two causes in the region, with all proceeds being split between Gafael Llaw Childern’s charity and Sian Hughes, a Caernarfon native who is battling stage four breast cancer.

Mr Williams, who is a passionate supporter of Caernarfon Town, said: “I'm looking to help local woman Sian Eirianwen Hughes raise funds for consultations and treatments for stage four TN breast cancer that are unavailable to her on the NHS.

“This will allow her to have some further options in her fight against cancer, the money raised will be shared with the charity 'Gafael Llaw'.

“With Sian being poorly at the moment I’d like to get to the £1,000 figure as soon as possible to help her with her fight.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do so on Mr Williams’ Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-williams-916.