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Back in January I revealed that Toon Superstar Alan Shearer and Match of the Day 2 frontman Adrian Chiles would be riding to London from Newcastle in two days.
News of the charity ride has now gone official.
Former England footy captain Alan Shearer and TV presenter Adrian Chiles will ride 335 miles in two days to raise funds for this year’s Sport Relief appeal. Sport Relief describes the ride as “gruelling.” On day one the duo will ride 186 miles: from the Newcastle football stadium to the West Brom stadium.
“They can expect excruciating saddle sores*, severe back ache and cramps in muscles they never knew they had! And that’s just by the end of day one. All the experts have told Alan and Adrian that they’re crazy to even attempt such a challenge.”
OK, some diehard roadies think nothing of 150 mile Sunday rides. In the snow. Back before Sunday teatime. But to mere mortals, 186 miles is an unthinkable distance to do on a bike and it’s excellent that Shearer and Chiles are up for the challenge.
And just take a look at the close-up of Adrian Chiles’ legs. He’s now got a set of quad-protruding legs. He’s clearly been training hard. Wor Alan’s legs don’t look quite so chiselled: perhaps because he’s only done 50-mile training rides to date.
Sponsor the pair here.
* Hopefully any saddle soreness will be lessened by the fact the pair are riding with bikes and kit supplied by Specialized, including Body Geometry saddles.