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3 June 2016

Charity cycle ride will bring back special memories for Town legend

Terry Butcher says he is looking forward to taking a step down memory lane as he joins TEAMITFC on the charity bike ride to Amsterdam. 

The former Town skipper and England international was among a group of 40 cyclists who departed Portman Road this morning to ride the 250 miles in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and the Friends of Ipswich Town charities. 

The trip also takes in a visit to the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam when a Town side that included Terry beat AZ Alkmaar in the 1981 UEFA Cup final. 

“Simon Milton was going on about the bike ride last year so I got involved and really enjoyed it,” the Blues’ legend told the Club website. 

“I didn’t have the best bike. It was a heavy old thing and I think the rest of the team were probably having a good laugh at me, behind my back of course!

“I signed up again this year but didn’t read the small print and Milts has put the ride up from 160 miles to 250 but I’m sure it will be a good four days again - and I've got a better bike this time! 

“We are going back to the Olympic Stadium where we beat Alkmaar 35 years ago. That will bring back some special memories. 

“I had never seen a team play 244 before. They really came at us and gave us a lot of problems and caught us by surprise. 

“We held on to win 5-4 on aggregate and I’m sure memories of the game will come back when we reach the stadium. It will be fantastic to go back there and hopefully Frans Thijssen and Arnold Muhren will join us.”

Terry is joined by Titus Bramble and Simon Milton on the four day ride. You can sponsor Terry here, Titus here and Milts here.

Town’s dream media team of Jade Cole and Grant Pringle are following the team all the way, though in a car rather than in the saddle and will bring regular updates via the Club’s social media channels

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can watch the full interview with Terry now.

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