Baggies legend Brendon Batson to cycle through Bromsgrove tomorrow (Sunday) as part of 75km charity challenge - The Bromsgrove Standard

Baggies legend Brendon Batson to cycle through Bromsgrove tomorrow (Sunday) as part of 75km charity challenge

Lorna Morris 17th Mar, 2018   0

BAGGIES legend, Brendon Batson, will be putting his foot to the pedal this Sunday when he travels through Bromsgrove as part of a 75km charity bike ride.

The former West Bromwich Albion player will be cycling across the West Midlands on March 18 in memory of his wife Cecily, who died in 2009, and to help raise vital funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Brendon, who played for the Black Country club from 1978 to 1982, will be taking on the charity’s annual cycling challenge – ‘Ride the Reservoir’.

The exhilarating cycle sportive will start at Bartley Green before extending into the scenic villages of Romsley, Belbroughton, Chaddesley Corbett, Barnt Green, and then back to the reservoir.




Brendon, who will be joined by hundreds of other keen cyclists, said: “The care Cecily and my family received was just incredible.

“It was a massive comfort that she was cared for at home and I’ll never forget the kindness and dignity the nurses and doctors showed us.


“Taking on Ride the Reservoir is my way of continuing to say thank you to the hospice for their amazing support during that time.

“As a keen cyclist, I’m looking forward to getting back on my bike again and kickstarting the season with this brilliant ride.”

Last year, the cycle sportive attracted more than 350 riders, raising more than £16k for the Selly Park-based charity.

Ride the Reservoir is approved by British Cycling, the national governing body for cycling in Great Britain, and is supported by local, independent bike shop, Red Kite Cycles.

Visit www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/Event/rtr2018 for more information.

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