Video: Tim Lovejoy tackles Liege to London ride – part 1

TV presenter raising awareness for Right to Play

A 300-mile, three-day trek across northern Europe will make or break Lovejoy's interest in cycling

Fans of Sky Sports’ football show Soccer AM will know its former presenter Tim Lovejoy is a mad keen sports fan. With his devotion to football and his beloved Chelsea FC, sport is a key part of his life.


By his own admission though, cycling has never been on his radar. At all. So when World Champion and Right to Play ambassador Mark Cavendish appeared on his BBC show Something for the Weekend and goaded him into taking part in the sports development charity’s annual 300-mile ride from Liege to London, the cyclephobic Lovejoy skeptically agreed.

With the time ticking on to the 30 June tour, we caught up with him at Sigma Sport’s store in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey as he made his tentative first steps in his quest to get in shape for the epic event. This is the first in a multi-part series, so stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

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