Marcus happy to be back in the saddle
After another busy season a lot of players would be looking to have a little down time and put their feet up. Not Club Captain Marcus Trescothick though.
The Somerset legend is about to start working at Taunton School but before that he completed the Big Bike Ride Two this week. “It was a lot of hard work sitting on the saddle for six or seven hours a day,” he said. “But it was great fun and I really enjoyed doing it. It was really great to spend time in the company of people I enjoy being with but don’t get to meet everyday and our efforts helped to raise some money for two really good causes.”
The Big Bike Ride Two saw around 75 riders, including some of the biggest names from the world of cricket take on the challenge of cycling from Truro in Cornwall to the Kia Oval to help raise money for the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust.
Marcus is no stranger to long cycle events having taken part in Big Bike Ride One and Pedal for the Pavilion to name just two. “I have done several bike rides before but this one was probably harder than the others,” he said. As well as having tougher terrain we also had three dinners to attend during the time that we were away so we usually had later nights than we probably would have had. I like a bike ride come the end of the season and this one was probably as good as it gets but it was one of the hardest that I have been involved in.”
Looking ahead Marcus said: “Now I have got a bit of time to recover from my trip for the next couple of weeks then I start working back at Taunton School. Then it’s back to the County Ground to start training from the first week in November.”
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