Cricketers take to the saddle in memory of teammate lost to brain tumour

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Cricket Scotland players Craig Wallace and Ali Evans are taking on Cycle for Con, a cycling challenge inspired by their teammate Con de Lange, who died from a brain tumour in April 2019 aged 38.

His teammates are setting out to pedal 672 miles in seven days, a mileage they chose to represent the fact that Con was the 672nd person to play for Scotland. Craig and Ali will begin their challenge tomorrow in Dundee and will finish in Carnoustie on Friday 9th October. Their route will take them to numerous clubs and destinations across Scotland which were loved by Con, including St Andrews, Fife, Perth, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Ahead of the challenge beginning, Cycle for Con has already been featured by Cricket World, The Scotsman, The Daily Record, and in the Paisley Daily Express.

Craig said: “Too many great people like Con are dying too young and that’s why we want to raise as much awareness of this disease as we can for him and his amazing family and to raise as much money as we can to help other people affected by this horrible cancer and to stop it happening in the future.”

Craig and Ali have already raised more than £5,000 for Brain Tumour Research. If you would like to sponsor them, please visit their JustGiving page here.

Photo by Donald McLeod

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