A Cardiff call centre worker walking 166 miles from his hometown to London to protest government cuts has started off on the right foot, attracting a few friends on the way.
Richard Evans, 46, from Llanishen, Cardiff, embarked on the trek at 9am last Saturday (March 20).
"People who I haven’t met before and who have found out about the walk through Twitter, Facebook and press coverage have come to join me too, which is brilliant," he said.
"It started off well, everything was OK, but it does get quite tiring.
"The people who have joined me on the way have really helped me along. When they join me walking I get a boost because, of course, they’re a lot fresher and help me keep the pace."
On his way to Chepstow, the first stop-off point, he was joined by Roy McCabe, a University and College Union member from Newport, as well as several other people from the Public and Commercial Services Union, of which Mr Evans is a member.
Mr Evans took on the challenge in a bid to encourage others to protest against recent government cuts in the public sector.
He said: "I feel that it is too easy for people to leave going to marches, like the one taking place on March 26, to others.
"I hope that if people see this they jump on one of the free buses going to London next weekend."