Chris Adams’ Fundraising Bike Ride

While driving back into Coventry yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon I noticed on the other side of the A45 carriageway what appeared to be 3 cyclists surrounded by a couple of support cars protecting the riders from the traffic on what is a very busy road.

I tried to read what it said on the side of the support vehicles but couldn’t make it out. I later heard on local radio that Warwickshire had signed fast bowler Chris Wright from Essex, so when I got home from work I looked¬†on the Warwickshire website online to see about Wright and by sheer coincidence there was the headline ‘Grizzly’s Arrive At Edgbaston As Part Of Fundraising Ride.’

It turns out that what I had seen earlier in the day was Chris Adams and his brother David doing a charity bike ride from Northamptonshire’s County Ground to Edgbaston. This was the 6th day of a 15 day bike ride called ‘The Big Cricket Ride’ which will visit all the 18 first class cricket grounds to raise cash for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma charity’s life-saving research.

The bike ride was inspired after the brother’s father, John Adams, was diagnosed with Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma in June 2010, he is apparently recovering well at the moment.

For anyone wishing to make a donation, they can be supported here by visiting their Just Giving page.