Bike for Bobby hits Ipswich as thousands raised in Robson's name
Former Newcastle defender Robbie Elliott will be stopping in at Portman Road this afternoon as he closes in on completing his Bike for Bobby charity ride to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The Robbie Elliott Foundation (TREF) was launched in February 2012 to support charities, with the Bike for Bobby project seeing Robbie and his friend, triathlete Phil Gray, cycling from Lisbon to Newcastle via Porto, Barcelona, Eindhoven, Ipswich and London (Fulham and Wembley).
They will cover more than 3,500 miles at 150 miles a day in order to complete their challenge within four weeks, finishing at St James’ Park this weekend.
The journey takes in all of Sir Bobby’s clubs and Robbie and Phil are due to arrive at Portman Road at 3pm this afternoon.
There will be two Town legends there to greet him, Mick Mills and Bryan Hamilton, plus Club chief executive Simon Clegg, and present him with an autographed Blues’ shirt that can be used to raise funds for the charities.
For more information on Bike for Bobby go to www.robbieelliottfoundation.com.
For information on The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, click on www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk
For information on Breakthrough Breast Cancer, which funds groundbreaking research, campaigns for better services and treatments and raises awareness of breast cancer, go to