Members of three Cardiff University sports clubs are taking on huge feats of endurance at Maindy Leisure Centre on Sunday to raise money for mental health awareness.
Cardiff University Triathlon Club was formed at the start of 2014, drawing in members from athletic, cycling and swimming clubs. The three disciplines will be tackled separately to raise as much money as possible.
The university Road Cycling Team will ride around Maindy track for 12 hours non-stop, aiming to cover a distance equal to the 2014 Tour de France. This equates to around 8,000 laps.
Cardiff University Athletics Club will tackle as many marathons as possible in a 12-hour period. The runners will lap outside the cyclists on the same track.
Not to be outdone, the swimming and water polo teams from the university are aiming to swim as far as France and back twice over. This will involve more than 100 miles of swimming at the Cardiff International Pool.
The clubs decided on the challenge after they were approached by student-led fundraising campaign Talk Over Tea. The organization is self-funded and based around raising awareness of mental health issues.
All money raised will be used to provide a wider support network for 13-25-year-olds who suffer with mental health issues, such as OCD. Talk Over Tea also aims to remove the stigma around mental health problems.
The organization aims to provide regular talks from experts and those who have experienced mental health issues to students in Wales. To donate simply visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/charity-challenge-for-talk-over-tea