The charity, Shooting Star Chase, provides incredible support to families with a child never likely to reach its 19th birthday. It’s an almost unimaginable situation for most of us and it’s not hard to imagine how important any available support must be.

So instead of your usual Sunday ride, why not raise some money and take part in what is bound to be an enjoyable and very worthwhile day. Starting in Guildford (so there’s no excuse!) a choice of rides – 40, 24 or 16 miles (Hampton start) – will all finish at Lord’s Cricket Ground in Maida Vale, West London (24 mile ride ends at Hampton).

Lord’s has long been seen as the ‘Home of Cricket’ and the game’s spiritual ‘headquarters’. It remains, to this day, perhaps the most important single place in world cricket. If for no other reason, having the chance to take a look around Lord’s has to make the ride worth doing.

The entry fee is very reasonable and the amount they ask participants to raise is conservative in comparison to many charity rides. Full information is available from the Chase website.

They’re also looking for volunteers to help with the event. You can contact for further details.

(With thanks to Nick Davison for this blog entry)