NWCU joins forces with NCU for charity cycle
The North West Cricket Union is to pair up with our neighbours in the NCU this month as part of the Pedal4Patto charity cycle across cricket grounds in the two Unions.
Former Cliftonville and Ireland wicketkeeper/batsman Andy Patterson is suffering from a rare form of progressive paraplegia and the event, to be held on 23 April, is hoping to raise funds to help Andy and his family adapt to this situation.
Bobby Rao is the man behind the North West section of the journey which will start in Sion Mills and end in Muckamore where cyclists will meet up with their NCU counterparts.
The NWCU Board member said that the idea of the North West leg was to show solidarity and support to Andy.
“Our cricket is very competitive and that’s how it should be, but Irish cricket is a family in sport as well. It is important to show that solidarity with each other and do what we can to help when the need arises.”
The former Indian Test player is happy to do a spin himself as the relay moves across the North West from club to club. He will be joined by volunteers as they cycle to each ground, with NWCU staff Peter McCartney, Brian Allen and Kathryn Rough all completing the full leg.
Decker Curry and Andrew Riddles are expected to cycle the full journey from Sion to Muckamore.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this excellent cause can do so on the attached ‘gofundme’ link.