Lions ride into BT Murrayfield

BT Murrayfield will welcome the final leg of the Ride of the Lions this Saturday (28 June), a cycle in which 150 participants, including 10 capped British and Irish Lions, visit the countries of the Triple Crown, over a period of eight days.

The 2014 cycle – the second since the events inauguration last year – is in aid of the Walking with the Wounded charity and The Lions Charitable Trust. The cyclists took off from Twickenham, riding by Wales’ Milennium Stadium, via Ireland’s Aviva Stadium before pedalling for the home of Scottish Rugby, BT Murrayfield.

Scotland and British and Irish Lions caps Craig Chalmers and Roger Baird are among the riders that will pass through the finish line at BT Murrayfield – joined by 80 cyclists from Scotland team sponsor SPIRE, who will join to complete the final leg of the journey. 

Baird said: "I'm well outside my comfort zone and I have found that I'm frequently digging into my reserves but now we've entered my home country and on day six and we had a mental 45 miles along the beautiful Ayrshire coast past Ailsa Craig and Turnberry where the peleton was working in true tour fashion.

"My thoughts are now turning to the next two days and our arrival at BT Murrayfield where I know Scottish Rugby will do us proud.

"I'm hoping our mammoth efforts aren't in vain and that people support the two fantastic charities that we are raising funds for, Walking with the Wounded and British Lions Trust. Supporters can donate here http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/RideoftheLions."