Darren Gough fulfils biking dream in Ashes Challenge

Posted: 17 Jul 2013

Gough's biking dream

Yesterday, England cricket Legend Darren Gough fulfilled a lifetime dream to ride the 347 miles between all of the Ashes Test Cricket grounds on a Triumph Rocket.

During the excitement of The Ashes, Gough undertook a journey that took him back to his old cricketing haunts. Starting the challenge at Durham County Cricket Ground, Gough took to the road, stopping along the way at Manchester Emirates Old Trafford, Nottingham Trent Bridge, and finally the home stretch from Lord’s, where the next test begins, to The Oval.

Gough’s Ashes Challenge was organised by Bennetts, the UK’s No.1 Bike Insurance Specialist, and this journey is part of a series of Biking Dream Challenges which have been set up for him by Bennetts this summer after discovering that Gough is a keen motorcyclist and harboured a dream to learn to ride different types of motorcycle.

Having recently passed his Advanced Motorcycle Test with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), Gough was in safe hands on the road, joined on the trip by IAM training instructor, Geoff Pretty.

Commenting on the Ashes underway, Gough, said: “England are off to a great start, and it’s reassuring to see there are no injuries after the first test. I’m really looking forward to watching it unfold, and visiting these grounds has brought back amazing memories of my own Ashes experiences.”

Hannah Squirrell, Bennetts Marketing & Ecommerce Director said, “Darren is an avid motorcycling fan and a cricketing legend, so for us to be able to combine his two passions to create a challenge for him as part of this series of biking dream challenges, has been great fun.  He is an excellent ambassador for motorcycling and we’re glad he is able to spread a positive message.”

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