Ed Slater and a host of former team-mates are taking on the challenge of cycling 350-miles in three days.
The challenge is part of the ‘4Ed Campaign’ which was launched following the announcement that the former Leicester Tigers and Gloucester Rugby lock has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Ed will be joined by several former team-mates including a host of well-known names to Leicester Tigers supporters in Fraser Balmain, Billy Twelvetrees and Jim Hamilton, as well as Alex Brown, Charlie Sharples, Lewis Ludlow.
Andy Slater, Ed’s brother, and close friend Joe Gorman will also be a part of the group setting off on Monday morning from Kingsholm Stadium and are expected to arrive at Tigers HQ between 4.00 - 5.00pm.
The journey sees the group ride from Gloucester to Leicester on Monday, before heading to Ed’s hometown of Milton Keynes and Twickenham Stadium on Tuesday before heading back to Kingsholm on Wednesday to complete the trip.
Arrival times are to be confirmed and supporters can stay updated on the journey by following @4EdFundraising on Instagram and the share their support through posts including the hashtag #4Ed.
4Ed Cycle - Route:
Monday, August 8
Kingsholm Stadium (from 7.30am) to Mattioli Woods Welford Road (between 4-5pm)
Tuesday, August 9
Mattioli Woods Welford Road to Milton Keynes RFC
Milton Keynes RFC to Twickenham Stadium
Wednesday, August 10
Twickenham Stadium to Kingsholm Stadium
The three-day ride is the first of several events to take place throughout the upcoming season in support of the 4Ed Campaign, which are still to be announced.
Supporters who wish to make their own fundraising efforts can do so by donating to the JustGiving page set up in support of Ed and his family, which has raised more than £70,000 to date.