Chris Adams, the Surrey manager and former England batsman, will be in the Midlands this week as part of his Big Cricket Ride around the country.
Adams and his brother David are spending October cycling to every first-class cricket county in the country, starting in Durham and ending at Surrey.
Their journey will raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research because their father John was diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma attached to the liver 20 months ago. Happily, he is now in remission.
The marathon journey has reached the Midlands this week and will include stages from Leicestershire to Northamptonshire (October 11), Northamptonshire to Warwickshire (October 12), Warwickshire to Worcestershire (October 13) and Worcestershire to Glamorgan (October 14). The Big Cricket Ride is scheduled to finish at The Oval on October 21 after 868 saddle-sore miles.
The Adams brothers will be joined on the various stages by past and present players, including former England spinner Ashley Giles, now Warwickshire’s director of cricket, and former Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Nixon, who will be taking part in the various legs around the Midlands.
It is hoped that the Big Cricket Ride will raise £100,000. Donations can be made at: www.justgiving.com/bigcricketride
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are investing more than £1 million into research to understand how these lymphomas arise and to develop more effective treatments.