Big Bike Ride dinner date bonus for David Shepherd Cricket Trust

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Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick – one of the famous cricketers who will be stopping off at North Devon CC as part of the Big Bike Ride

NORTH Devon CC are hosting a fund-raising dinner for the Big Bike Ride Appeal when the peloton passes through Instow later this year – and the David Shepherd Cricket Trust will be one of the beneficiaries.

The first Big Bike Ride in 2013 hit the £200,000 mark in support of the Professional Cricketers Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust.

Matt Maynard, Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff, Michael Vaughan and Steve Harmison are among the peddlers signed up for all five days of the ride who will be calling at North Devon CC.

This year’s ride, which leaves Truro on October 9 heading for the Kia Oval via Devon, Somerset, Hampshire and Surrey, has a £400,000 target.

The riders – are stopping off in Instow at the end of day one and will dine in the cricket club pavilion that night before setting off on the next leg of their journey to Taunton.

Proceeds from the dinner will be shared between the Big Bike Ride’s nominated charities, North Devon CC and the David Shepherd Cricket Trust.

Tables of 10 cost £400, although North Devon CC members will get a 10 per cent discount if they book a table.

A cricket celebrity taking part in the ride will be seated at each table.

To book a table, contact Colin Payne on email via

The David Shepherd Cricket Trust is keen to support clubs deliver youth coaching at all age groups and levels of ability.

Fund-raising events are held throughout the year to support the work of the Trust.

Membership of the Trust is open to clubs and individuals.

To join, or to find out more about the Trust and its work, visit