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Potterne Spinners

Cycling 1,110 miles in 11 days

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Five friends with a passion for cricket have shoehorned their love of the game into an epic cycling challenge to raise money for two charities close to their hearts - The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Cancer Research UK. Novice cyclists Sam Gaiger, Jon Weeden, Steve Wells and Mark Colyer, along with the more experienced Tim Richards, will cycle 1100 miles over 11 days, to visit the county grounds of the 18 first class cricket counties across England and Wales.[/p][p]This unusual cricket/cycling combination is the brainchild of Sam, whose family suffer from cystic fibrosis - a life-limiting condition affecting the lungs and digestive system. His wife, Louise, 12-year-old son, Elliot, and nine-year-old daughter, Sophie, all have the genetic condition and have been his motivation for running four marathons. The most recent of which, in 2018, signalled the end of his running days and the search for a new challenge. Sam’s family, and many of his friends, share his love of cricket and the cycling inspiration came from getting a Peleton exercise bike for family fitness and enjoying the spinning classes so much.[/p][p]The seed of an idea quickly gathered momentum, to include five ‘core’ riders, with Chris Jack joining for six days and hopefully others joining for a leg or more. The cricket enthusiasts will also use their pedal power to support the vital work of Cancer Research UK, as all have family and friends whose lives have been sadly lost or changed due to cancer.[/p][p]Starting at Somerset County Cricket Club (Taunton), the cyclists will navigate the first-class cricket counties of Gloucestershire (Bristol), Glamorgan (Cardiff), Worcestershire (Worcester), Warwickshire (Edgbaston), Lancashire (Old Trafford, Manchester), Yorkshire (Headingley, Leeds), Durham (Chester-le-Street), Nottinghamshire (Trent Bridge), Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Middlesex (Lords), Surrey (The Oval), Essex (Chelmsford), Kent (Canterbury), Sussex (Hove),and Hampshire (Southampton), before finishing at the home of cricket… Potterne CC![/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Oct 9, 2020

Chris C

Well done to Tim and the gteam

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2020

Chris Combe

Fantastic effort!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2020

Steve B

Hope the backside has recovered. Fantastic effort that deserves a pint +

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2020


Unbelievable effort guys, well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2020

Alan Webber


Sep 20, 2020

The Powell Family

An incredible achievement - you should all be very proud - well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2020


£320.00 plus £80.00 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2020

Potterne CC

From the great folk of Potterne CC and Chase the Joker


Sep 16, 2020


Misc - SJG monies

£510.00 plus £127.50 Gift Aid