Monday, 12 October 2009

Ashes To Charity Cash

Cookham's Oli Broom set off this Saturday on an epic 14-month cycle trip to Australia and cricket's next Ashes series.

Fellow long-distance cyclist Andrew Puglia2010 recorded how he said he was particularly excited by the prospect of crossing countries like Syria and Sudan - but the toughest part of his journey would to be "keeping myself sane for 14 months in the saddle on my own" - just like all long-distance cyclists of note!

Meanwhile Oliver Brett interviews the intrepid adventurer for the BBC. Apparently Andrew Strauss was his head of house at Radley School and will hope to be on hand with some celebratory refreshment when he finally arrives.

The former Berkshire Under-19s captain hopes to raise over £100,000 for charity and play matches in all 20 countries he visits.

Readers can find out more about how to find out where Oli is on his marathon journey and how to donate in aid of the British Neurological Foundation and the Lord's Taverners by visiting his website Cycling To The Ashes.

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