The Knights peddle for cancer

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MORGAN PIEK

The Knights are undertaking to cycle 600km’s in 15 hours on a Wattbike next week in aid of charity.

The central cricket franchise will see 12 of its team members attempt to tackle 40 kms each hour in order to complete the distance.

The team are undertaking the challenge in conjunction with the Sports Performance Clinic and the Love Lettie Fund to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Morné Castelyn of the Knights and SPC explained that a normal gym bike works on revs per minute, while the Wattbike works on watts generated and according to the him and the players its’ a lot tougher.

Knights seamer, Quinton Friend who has over 350 first class wickets to his name told Courant that doing it for a good cause is a joy and not a challenge.

“It’s going to be a magnificent challenge for us, but obviously it’s going to be quite tough.

“We do Wattbike sessions every morning and throughout the day in different time slots, it’s been bit of a challenge and tough on some of the guys.

“We’re just looking forward to taking on another day and another challenge to do probably 20 to 30 km’s more than normal.

Both Friend and Castelyn jokingly said that Proteas batsman, Reeza Hendricks will take the most strain during the challenge.

The players taking part in the challenge for cancer are Quinton Friend, Patrick Botha, Dillon Du Preez, Reeza Hendricks, Michael Erlank, Duanne Olivier, Corne Dry, Lwandiswa Zuma, Tumelo Bodibe, Malusi Siboto, Rudi Second, Obus Pienaar and Tumi Masekela.

For info on how to make a pledge or donation to this great cause email MarinaV@cricket.co.za