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11 June 2015

Town lead Amsterdam challenge with £70,000 to be raised for Prostate Cancer

Town lead the London to Amsterdam challenge, with Blues making up more than a quarter of the cyclists taking part in the charity ride. 

Club legend Terry Butcher is joining former Town players - and now current staff - Simon Milton and Alan Lee - in a 67 strong Blues team taking on the 145 mile trip from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium to the Amsterdam Arena.

It’s a Football League initiative to raise money for Prostate Cancer and all the League clubs are represented but none more so than Town.

“We have got the biggest team and we’re looking forward to it,” team leader Milts told the Club website. 

“We start off at 8.30am on Friday from Orient and make our way the 90 miles to Harwich, which is a tough ride I can tell you!

“Then it’s the ferry overnight to the Hook of Holland and then on to Amsterdam.

“I did the ride last year and spent five hours and 40 minutes in the saddle. Part of me wants to be that time this year but we’ve got a lot of novice cyclists and I’m looking forward to helping those guys along in a sort of cheerleader role if you like. There will be a few of us doing that. 

“It’s a challenge, not a race and we want to get all 67 of our cyclists across the line.”

There are 250 cyclists in total taking part with former Town skipper Matt Holland representing the TalkSport team. Ex-England international Luther Blissett is also in the saddle. 

The main sponsor for Town’s team is GAH, with Global Self Drive providing three vehicles for the support team and transport of the bikes.

The ride will see Town’s cyclists raise £70,000 for Prostate Cancer with another £60,000 going to the Academy Association. For more details on Prostate Cancer, click here.


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