Lee Mears gives his thoughts on the Road To Twickenham challenge
Ex-England international and Wooden Spoon ambassador, Lee Mears, is part of 650-strong team of cyclists taking part in this week’s Gallagher Road to Twickenham challenge.
Cycling 750 miles over seven days, the team of former professional rugby players, GB ParaTri athlete, Louis Rolfe MBE, and keen cyclists are raising money for Wooden Spoon and local Premiership Rugby Foundations.
Ahead of finishing at Twickenham, before the Gallagher Premiership Final, Lee gives his thoughts on the epic charity ride and previews the big final…
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“I joined the challenge on Thursday with a beautiful view over the Devon hills. For me, it was a great way to start the challenge at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park, but I know some of the boys were understandably jaded after 120 miles and a few hills the previous day.
But it didn’t take long for the camaraderie within the group to kick in. My body is not built for cycling, but it has been a great challenge to be part of.
Anything that involves Wooden Spoon deserves my support as the charity stands for everything that I stand for. I have done lots of events for the charity in the past and it is always a great chance to meet up with old friends and raise money for a fantastic cause.
When I heard about the cycle ride and thought about the chance to have a laugh while stopping at various Premiership grounds, it was an easy decision to join in.
And it is all building to the Gallagher Premiership Final on Saturday. Leicester arguably deserve to win it, after finishing top, but Saracens will also have a point to prove. It is set up to be a great final.”
A big Wooden Spoon thank you to everyone who has supported the Road to Twickenham cycle challenge. You can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/gallaghersbikeride.