A cricket club is cycling the 10,518 miles which separate Lords in London from the MCG in Melbourne.
Fortunately for Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club, it will all be done on static bikes in the confines of their pavilion function room.
Club members, their families, businesses and the general public are invited to enter the event starting on September 16.
The 72-hour ride will end at 8pm on September 19 when the miles completed will be verified, along with those from satellite rides at other clubs and schools.
Some bikes will be set aside for ‘competitive’ teams, challenged to do as many miles as possible to help reach the mark.
The ride is in memory of David Robinson, a former Labour councillor and CBHCC vice president who passed away last year.
Sponsorship money will be split between the club’s memorial fund and Active Cheshire, who support grassroots sport.
Event creator Lynn Hedgecoe said: “The really big thing was doing something that everybody can get involved in.
“We want to encourage as many people of all ages in cycling any number of miles.”
Oli Broom, who cycled through 23 countries from London to Brisbane for the 2010-11 Ashes series, is visiting the club on Friday, August 7 to help launch the challenge.
His book detailing the adventure, Cycling to the Ashes, was released in 2013.
Anyone who is interested in entering, or would like more information should email firstname.lastname@example.org.