Biggest Bike Ride Gets Bigger
Prostate Cancer UK’s annual football fundraiser returns next June, as the sport prepares to dust off its bicycles.
We’re looking for a Blackpool representative to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United in Europe on 3-5 June 2016 with a 145-mile cycle ride in conjunction with The Football League.
Previously known as the London to Amsterdam, the challenge is set for a twist this time around. The charity ride will consist of two start locations to become the all-inclusive Football to Amsterdam.
London or Yorkshire?
In 2016, there are two start locations:
• Set off from Barnsley FC’s Oakwell Stadium – home of the Tykes since 1888.
• Or kick-off from the iconic Olympic Park in East London.
Last year’s event was a sell out with more than 250 riders – including former international trio Terry Butcher, Matt Holland and Luther Blissett, together with Simon Grayson.
Yorkshireman Grayson is making no promises, but there’s strong suspicion that he’ll be back in the saddle:
He said: “I think it’s brilliant that the ride will cater for football teams both in the north and the south. It will make it easier for northerners like us to get our bikes over to the start point – although I hear the northern leg’s terrain is much hillier!”
In 2015, the collective Men United squad raised a whopping £350,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, an amount which will go a long way in helping men who are affected by the disease and crucially pave the way for new research and treatments.
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Registration fee is £149. Each rider will pledge to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship to help fight back against a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK.
If you’re still not convinced this is going to be the trip of a lifetime, then check out last year’s ride to get a flavour of the adventure.