IT'S homeward bound for charity cyclist Ed Beverley-Jones, who will arrive in Abergavenny on the weekend for the final stage of his whopping 3,000-mile journey to Mount Etna and back.

Mr Beverley Jones, who is aiming to raise £10,000 for St David's Hospice Care, will end his trip with one final ascent of the town's Sugar Loaf on Saturday, February 23.

And he is inviting his supporters to join him for the final push as he returns to the top of the mountain where he began his adventure, 17 weeks ago.

Mr Beverley-Jones, 44, scaled Vesuvius on Christmas Day and got as close to the summit of Etna as possible, despite blizzards and a minor volcanic eruption.

This adventure, which he dubbed Seismic Cycling, is the second time Mr Beverley-Jones has taken on an enormous challenge to raise money for St David's.

A little over one year ago, he raised £4,000 by riding his bike to the Sahara Desert and back, following the migratory pattern of the swallows which visit Monmouthshire each summer.

Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “What Ed has achieved is truly amazing.

"He has exceeded his initial target of raising £1,000 for the charity by almost ten times and is now within touching distance of reaching the magic £10,000.

“We now look forward to meeting up with him at our shop in Abergavenny and at the Sugar Loaf to celebrate his achievement and hear more details about his marvellous adventure.”

On Saturday, Mr Beverley-Jones will be at the St David’s Hospice Care shop on Cross Street, Abergavenny, from 9.30am.

He will then cycle from the charity shop to the summit of the Sugar Loaf, bringing his mammoth trip full-circle.

Supporters are invited to join Mr Beverley-Jones as he summits the mountain.

If you would like to make a donation to the Seismic Cycling cause, visit