Flintoff joins charity cycle ride
Andrew Flintoff is on his bike this week as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.
The England and Lancashire all-rounder, who retired from Test cricket last September because of his knee trouble and has since had two operations on the joint, reported this week that he is hoping to be back for his county in August.
On the advice of Lancashire physiotherapist Dave Roberts, the 32-year-old is taking part in the Dallaglio Cycle Slam for a week to aid his rehabilitation.
Flintoff joined former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio and the rest of his team for the fourth stage of the 2,800km charity cycle across Europe which, it is hoped, will help raise £1million for Sport Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation.
“I am delighted to be involved in the cycle, because raising money for these charities is fantastic,” said Flintoff.
“They are a great group of people who are working extremely hard on this incredible challenge.
“It is beneficial on many levels as it lets me get involved in something that benefits Sports Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation as well as helping with my rehabilitation from knee surgery.
“Lawrence is a phenomenal athlete and a very strong cyclist. After initially trying to keep up with him, I dropped back to a group more suited to my pace.”