19 Tour4Parky cyclists were waved off by the Blackpool players this morning, as they embark on a four-day challenge in support of former Pool player and Head of Youth Gary Parkinson.
The riders will be stopping off at all of Gary's other former clubs - Preston, Bolton, Burnley and Middlesbrough - to raise vital funds for his continuing rehabilitation, after he was diagnosed with locked-in syndrome following a stroke in September 2010.
Approximate dates and times for the rest of the challenge, which is set to end on Sunday, can be found below:
Thursday 4 July
Bloomfield Road - Deepdale - expected to arrive in Preston between 12pm-1pm
Reebok Stadium - Arrive 4pm
Friday 5 July
Reebok Stadium - Depart at 10am
Turf Moor - Between 12pm-1pm
Cycle from Turf Moor to Gargrave
Saturday 6 July
Cycle from Gargrave to Scotch Corner
Sunday 7 July
Depart Scotch Corner at 10am
Riverside Stadium - Arrive 12pm-2pm
More detailed information about the ride, including the exact route, can be found on the Tour 4 Parky page at www.garyparky.co.uk