Ex-pro brothers Chris and David Adams will attempt the cycling feat with two Kia Sportage models in tow as support vehicles as part of the Big Cricket Ride in October.
Starting at Durham, the Kias will follow the cyclists from Durham County Cricket Club to the Kia Oval, taking in 16 other 1st class cricket grounds on the way.
The 868-mile ride is in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in support of Chris and David’s father, who is currently undergoing treatment for Peripheral T Cell lymphoma.
Simon Hetherington, Dealer Development Director, says: “We are delighted to be able to support Chris and David on the Big Cricket Ride. It’s a fantastic project for a great charity. Providing the new Kia Sportage as support vehicles is a practical way for us to support their efforts, and at the same time extend our involvement with cricket beyond the Kia Oval.”
The Kia Sportage cars feature SUV styling but estate-like practicality, ensuring equipment and supplies can be carried alongside the cyclists during the event.
The Kia Sportage models will not be the only support on the ride, the cricketing brothers have invited various celebrities to join them on legs of the tour throughout the ride to raise money for the cause.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research plans to invest £1m into research on the illness and ex-England international Chris and ex-Derbyshire cricketer David will hope to contribute as much as possible to the total.
In honour of the event, a fundraising website has been set up at http://www.justgiving.com/BigCricketRide.