This year, we’re asking you to take on a solo cycling challenge throughout the month of June – with an added Saints legends twist!
You just need to choose a Saints legend and cycle the distance from their place of birth to St Mary’s Stadium, raising £1 per mile completed to support the work of Saints Foundation.
We’ve strived to make this year’s challenge accessible to everyone, regardless of your cycling experience. Challenge distances range from 26 miles – the equivalent of cycling from our stadium to Terry Paine’s birthplace of Winchester – to 332 miles – the distance from Gateshead, Lawrie McMenemy’s home city, to St Mary’s.
If you are an experienced rider, you may decide to take on the Ultimate Challenge and ride all of the distances combined. This means you can hit a total of 760 miles – even more than last year’s epic 600-mile Big Bike Challenge target.
How you complete your Legends Big Bike Challenge is up to you. Whether you take on longer rides once a week or shorter ones daily, the decision is entirely yours.
Restrictions permitting, we’ll be inviting all our Legends Big Bike Challenge riders to join together for a final celebratory ride at the end of the month, starting and ending at St Mary’s Stadium.
We’re inviting potential riders to find out more at one of our welcome meetings. Fill in the short form via the link below to give us an idea of how you’d like to be involved, and we’ll be in contact with you soon.
We look forward to welcoming you on board for this exciting challenge!register your interest
We’ve compiled the birthplaces of the below football legends, chosen from across many years of rich Saints history:
- Lawrie McMenemy: Born in Gateshead, 322 miles from St Mary’s
- Glenn Cockerill: Born in Grimsby, 219 miles from St Mary’s
- Ted Bates: Born in Thetford, Norfolk, 170 miles from St Mary’s
- Mick Channon: Born in Orcheston, Wiltshire, 36 miles from St Mary’s
- Terry Paine: Born in Winchester, 13 miles from St Mary’s
- Ultimate Challenge: Combined Legends Total, 760 miles
The Legends Bike Challenge is due to run from 1 to 30 June 2021.