Big Bike Ride 2
videos fROM BBR2 - OCTObER 2015
The first video on the left is a short 6 min video from the 5 day ride. Alternatively, you can watch the full 12 min video on the right which includes additional coverage of the event.
Jason Ratcliffe, the Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers’ Association, has praised the efforts of the 70-plus riders who completed Big Bike Ride 2 and raised a significant six figure sum for the PCA Benevolent Fund, sponsored by Royal London, and the Tom Maynard Trust.
The ride began in Truro on 9th October and ended at the Kia Oval on 13th after five gruelling stages which included two days of punishing hill climbing in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and a 100 mile leg from Somerset’s Taunton headquarters to Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl.
More than £132,000 was raised by the two cricket charities by riders who included 2005 Ashes winners Marcus Trescothick and Geraint Jones, Darren Gough, Hamish Marshall, Surrey pair Gareth Batty and Stuart Meaker, Kent and England batsman Rob Key, Middlesex and England Lions seamer James Harris, Kent all-rounder Matt Coles, England Women internationals Lydia Greenway, Heather Knight and Tammy Beaumont and supermodel and television presenter Jodie Kidd
"Many thanks to everybody in involved at every stage. The whole event has required help on a number levels with organisation from health and safety, to route planning, mechanical support, luggage couriering, multiple hotel accommodation plans to food and drink provision,” said Ratcliffe.
“Needless to say, all of this takes a lot of time and planning. It all lays the foundations for the event to work and support the multiple riders, who have given up their time to train, given up their allocated holidays from work, spent time away from loved ones over a weekend, raised significant monies from friends and colleagues and also spent their own money on bike equipment and travel.
“We've raised significant money that will be vital for the work we do within both charities.
"It's an enormous collective effort and we are hugely appreciative of each and every person involved at every level. Many, many thanks."
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