Marcus to get back in the saddle for charity

Marcus Trescothick is set to undertake another five-day bike ride at the end of the 2018 season to raise funds for the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), a cause that he has been supporting for over 10 years and which is very close to his heart.

Marcus’ first bike ride for CHSW was back in 2008 when he supported the charity during his benefit year, now ten years he is supporting them again during his testimonial season.

The ride will take place between October 8th and 12th and will see the former England opener and nine of his friends cycle from Keynsham Cricket Club, where Marcus began his cricketing career, to CHSW’s Little Harbour Hospice in St Austell, Cornwall.

Along the way he’ll be stopping at CHSW’s two other hospices; Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, Devon.

Regarding the ride Marcus said: “Since my benefit 10 years ago I’ve been an ambassador for Children’s Hospice South West and I’m involved with them because what they do is just so great. I’m so pleased to be involved and it’s a cause that is close to so many people’s hearts in and around the South West.”

There will also be a unique opportunity for members of the public to ride alongside Marcus for a leg of his journey.

Eddie Farwell, CHSW’s CEO and Co-Founder, said: “I think it’s always tremendous when someone in the public eye in the South West wishes to support life-limited children and their families and this is part of Marcus’ ongoing support for us, which is very special.”

More information can be found on CHSW’s website at

Two of those who will be cycling with Marcus are Somerset Head Groundsman, Simon Lee and Chris Reah from Arbuthnot Latham, who is chairman of his Testimonial Year committee.

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