Big Bike Ride Two underway!
The Big Bike Ride Two is now underway!
Around 75 riders, including some of the biggest names from the world of cricket will be cycling from Truro in Cornwall to the Kia Oval over the course of five days to help raise money for the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust.
Amongst those in the saddle will be Somerset Club Captain Marcus Trescothick, Director of Cricket Matt Maynard, Chief Executive Guy Lavender and Head Groundsman Simon Lee.
The Somerset contingent are joined by 2005 Ashes heroes Geraint Jones and Steve Harmison and other big names such as Darren Gough, Ali Brown, Rob Key, Gavin Hamilton, Gareth Batty, Stuart Meaker and Hamish Marshall. Lydia Greenway, Heather Knight and Tammy Beaumont, all current members of the England Women squad will also be joining the ride for the first three days.
The ride will cover around 400 miles with the first leg being held between Truro to Instow in Devon today (Friday). Tomorrow (Saturday) the riders will cycle from Instow to Somerset’s County Ground headquarters at Taunton followed by legs from Taunton to Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl on Sunday, the Ageas Bowl to Sussex’s TheBrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground at Hove on Monday ending with the final leg from Hove to the Kia Oval on Tuesday.
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