Cricketing star cycles 324 miles for Children’s Hospice South West

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 November 2018

Calling in at Trescothick Close.

Calling in at Trescothick Close.


Cricket legend Marcus Trescothick battled the elements during a five-day cycle ride to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The cyclists visiting Charlton Farm in Wraxall.The cyclists visiting Charlton Farm in Wraxall.

The Somerset County Cricket Club batsman and former England star endured 60mph winds to complete the 324-mile ride.

Marcus was joined by around 30 cyclists – starting at Keynsham and riding between the charity’s hospices in Wraxall, North Devon and St Austell.

Marcus has been an ambassador for the charity since 2008.

He said: “It’s been a tough week and sometimes I really had to remind myself of the special reason we were taking on this challenge.

Calling in at Trescothick Close.Calling in at Trescothick Close.

“It was exhausting, and we encountered a lot of hills along the way, however it is nothing compared to what some families go through, so knowing the support we are helping CHSW to give has made it all worth it.”

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