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Marcus and Simon complete Big Bike Ride Three

Marcus Trescothick and Head Groundsman Simon Lee are now putting their feet up and having a well deserved rest after completing Big Bike Ride Three.

The Somerset pair were amongst 60 riders who took part in the gruelling 360 mile cycle ride over five days which started in Birmingham on Friday and finished at the SSE SWALEC Stadium on Wednesday.

The purpose of the event was to raise money for the PCA Benevolent Fund and Tom Maynard Trust.

After completing the ride Marcus said: “This was my third Big Bike Ride and this one was certainly as good, if not better than the previous two. It was hard work but at the end of the day it was worth it to be able to support two such outstanding charities. The PCA Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust are two causes very close to my heart and it was a pleasure to be able to support them. I would like to thank everyone who donated so generously to all the riders, enabling us to raise so much money.”

Simon, along with Marcus, was one of those riders who completed all five days of the ride. After making it over the finish line he said: “It’s been a tough but enjoyable few days. There’s been a great team spirit throughout the event and everyone has played their part in making this such a success. It’s been a privilege to be involved. Thank you to everyone who sponsored me and all the other riders.”

Big Bike Ride 3 visited 16 community cricket clubs in Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Wales and three county grounds.

Although Big Bike Ride 3 is over, the fund-raising continues. Donations can be made to support the riders until November 30 with the total raised, with Gift Aid, already over £79,000.

If you wish to make a donation to support the two charities you can do so by clicking here

Big Bike Ride 3 was generously sponsored by Full-Time Cover insurance and Sanderson Contracts. All proceeds will be shared between the PCA Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust.

The PCA Benevolent Fund was set up in 2000 and supports past and present cricketers and their immediate family members in times of hardship and upheaval.

The Tom Maynard Trust was set up in 2012 and supports aspiring young sports people in a number of ways including sponsorship of the PCA’s annual Rookie Camp.

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