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10 June 2014

Milts thanks everybody who donated on behalf of Team ITFC, after the group complete the London to Amsterdam cycle challenge

Fresh from his charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam, Town legend Simon Milton has called into the Club to thank everybody who supported him and Team ITFC last weekend.

Milts, Alan Lee, Marketing Manager Neilos Hawes, Chef Carl Collins, James Hacker from the ticket office and a number of other supporters and Academy sponsors all got on their bikes this weekend and successfully completed the 150 mile trip to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

Every member taking part had to raise £1000, with Team ITFC going the extra mile and raising more money than any other Club, which will see the raised cash split, with £20k going to Prostate Cancer and £10k going to the Town Academy.

All in all, a great experience was had by all and Milts was quick to thank everybody who donated to the cause and also praised the organisers of the event.

“It couldn’t have gone better and the whole event was so well organised,” the former Blues midfielder told the Club website.

“We received so much help from so many people, including Elmy Cycles who kitted us all out with our bikes and Global Selfdrive for helping us get the bikes down to London.

“From there we rode from Orient’s ground, through London and onto Colchester United’s stadium before eventually arriving in Harwich.

“From there we set upon riding across to the Ajax Arena in Amsterdam before enjoying a meal and a night out together as a team.

“There was great camaraderie throughout the group and it was such a great achievement to all do this together.

“I think it showed how much of a team we were by the wild round of applause we gave to James when he crossed the line, the final member of Team ITFC to complete the challenge, and what a feeling it was to do this all together.

“Again, I want to say thank you to everybody who sponsored us and, if you are still feeling generous, then donations can be made via the Academy website.

“I’m now ready to put my feet up for a while, before the football season comes back round again!”  

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