HOLFORD Cricket Club members are cycling from the Quantock Hills village to Lord's Cricket Club next week to raise £5,000 for much-needed funds.

The club had a mixed season in 2018 - they were crowned West Somerset League champions in August then, in December, were burgled and thieves took equipment and caused damage worth thousands of pounds.

Rather than sit back on their heels, they have organised a 170-mile bike ride to the home of cricket to raise enough cash to repair the clubhouse and replace vital grounds equipment.

The cyclists are meeting at The Plough Inn at Holford at 7.30am next Wednesday, April 10, with a departure time of 8.30am.

The marathon with take three days to complete.

Anyone wishing to donate to this good cause can access https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/holford-cricke-club?utm_id=119