Ollie supporting disadvantaged South African children

A father and son from Winchester are set to embark on a mammoth cycle trip to raise funds for a special trip to South Africa.

Michael Lambert and his son Ollie will set off from Warwickshire's county cricket ground in Birmingham to the home of Hampshire, the Ageas Bowl in Eastleigh, covering a distance of 142 miles, to raise funds for Ollie to coach cricket in townships surrounding Port Elizabeth.

Michael Lambert said: "We plan to do this over two days, taking a more scenic route via Stratford upon Avon, through our old village of Tysoe, and stopping overnight east of Oxford.

"Day two will see us drop down through the Thames valley, via Goring, and continue into Hampshire via the Candover valley, through Alresford, Bishops Waltham and then finally arriving at the Ageas Bowl."

Ollie said: "I am extremely excited about my forthcoming trip to South Africa, coaching cricket in some of the schools in the townships of Port Elizabeth. The fundraising cycle ride I am embarking on with my Dad, links the home of Warwickshire cricket in Birmingham with that of Hampshire cricket at the Ageas Bowl - a total of 142 miles.

"I am so grateful for all the support I have received. Thank you."

Steve Brine added: "I am delighted to help share the news about Ollie's trip and support their efforts to raise money for the project, which sounds wonderful!"

Pictured; Ollie Lambert will cycle over 140 miles with his dad to raise funds for his trip


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