July 30, 2013
Former British tennis player Tim Henman and former England and Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp are the latest sporting stars to join Michael Vaughan on the PruProtect Chance to Ride charity bike ride which takes place later this year.
England cricket legend Vaughan will lead a host of stars and fundraisers on the event, which will raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Cricket Foundation’s Chance to Shine initiative.
Henman and Redknapp will join the last stage of the ride which arrives in London from Southampton on the morning of September 17.
If you fancy joining them and raising funds for Laureus and Chance to Shine, head over to www.chancetoride.co.uk
Henman, who dominated British tennis for more than ten years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, said: “I can’t wait to start training to join Michael Vaughan for the final stage of Chance to Ride. I finished playing before Wimbledon put a roof on Centre Court so I’m used to playing sport in the dark – and taking part on the night ride back to London will be very exciting. As a Laureus Ambassador it’s great to raise money for the Sport for Good Foundation as well as Chance to Shine.”
Redknapp, who won 17 England caps and a handful of trophies during his time with Liverpool, added: “I did most of my cycling in the gym so the chance to do a bike ride and raise money for two great charities is something I couldn’t turn down. We’re going to watch the final one day international and then set off – but I may need some goalkeeping gloves in case it gets chilly on the bike!”
Vaughan, who will be joined by other stars including former England Test bowler Phil Tufnell, Olympic Cyclist Victoria Pendleton and former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, has undertaken two bike rides for Laureus in the past as well as completing one leg of the International Triathlon Union World Championship Series in Hyde Park last year.
Vaughan commented: “It’s fantastic that Tim and Jamie have agreed to offer their support to the ride and hopefully we can raise a load of money for two great charities. I’ll be giving the boys some tips to ensure that they don’t lag behind – we can’t have them letting the side down!”
Vaughan is looking for 50 fundraisers per stage to join him and his band of cricketers, commentators, sports stars and other celebrities on this unique challenge.
The Chance to Ride peloton will follow the England v Australia - NatWest One Day International series, starting at Headingley, Leeds, on September 6 and traveling to each of the venues before ending in London on September 17. Each of the four stages will include a healthy mix of cycling and a day (or days) at the cricket.
The bike ride is open to cyclists of all abilities and the organisers will provide training and fundraising advice to participants.