A SET of record-breaking Oxfordshire tennis coaches will be stopping in Abingdon today as part of a 500-mile cycle for Sport Relief.

Jon Maskens, Ed Isard, Josh Crossley and Ollie Carr, all members of Tennis Oxfordshire, have also been giving tennis coaching to hundreds of children as they make their way from Scotland to Wimbledon.

The quartet have already written themselves into tennis folklore by playing the longest game of tennis doubles in history back in 2016.

They played for 60 hours and raised more than £16,000 for Sport Relief.

This year they have an equally ambitious plan – one which has seen them start in Dunblane, Scotland, the home of Britain’s greatest living tennis player, Andy Murray and cycle, via various overnight destinations, to the All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon in South West London.

The four set off on Saturday and have pedalled their way to Lockerbie, Kendal, Stretford, Wolverhampton, Banbury and will stop today in Abingdon before finally arriving at the All England Club on Friday.

Along the way they have stopped at dozens of schools, clubs and parks to give tennis coaching to young children who might never have picked up a tennis racket before.

They will receive a particularly warm welcome for their stop-over in Abingdon today when they ride into the White Horse Tennis Centre – the home of Tennis Oxfordshire.

Before setting off, Mr Maskens said the group were looking forward to the challenge and being out of their comfort zone.

He added: “None of us cycle regularly or even owned a bike until this challenge.

“We need all the support we can get and will be tweeting with regular updates of the tour.”

The four have already raised more than £5,000 for Sport Relief, which will go towards projects that tackle issues as diverse as maternal health, mental health and preventing malaria in the developing world.

To donate to The Great British Tennis Tour visit my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/edisard5864