Close on £60,000 raised for charity this year in the saddle
Town’s team of eight cyclists completed the London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge as another £60,000 was raised for charity this year.
The group were part of a 380 strong EFL contingent that made the trip to raise money for Prostate Cancer.
John Reader; James Robbins; Paul Milton; Lee Godfree; Graham Wright; David Moat; David Wyss and Richard Gascoine clocked up 220 miles in three days, arriving back at Portman Road at eight this morning.
“It was another great effort by our cyclists on top of our Tour of Suffolk ride a few weeks ago,” TEAMITFC organiser and director of Academy sales, Simon Milton, told the Club website.
“It’s the fourth London to Amsterdam challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer and we’ve been there all the way.
“Prostate Cancer’s strap line is ‘we get some mates, who get some mates - to do something great’ and that is what has happened with the cycles rides. It has grown every year. We had 100 do the Tour of Suffolk and the two rides this year have raised around £60,000, which is fantastic.
“There were 240 cyclists going from London and 140 going from Barnsley to Hull, then on to Rotterdam before we all met up in Amsterdam and I ended up hosting a Q and A with Simon Grayson [Preston boss], who has been on every ride and Les Ferdinand, who is an ambassador for Prostate Cancer, in an hotel with all the cyclists there.
“I’m very proud of what we have achieved over the last four years with our cycles challenges. In my time at the Club - off the pitch - it’s probably what I’m most proud of.”
The sponsors for Town’s team also sponsored the Club’s Tour of Suffolk charity ride. They are: main sponsor: John Reader at GAH; associate sponsors: James Robbins (Marshall Hatchick); Warwick Dunnett (Seven Telematics); Iain Jamie (Hopkins Homes). Cycle challenge partners: Andy Sallnow (Prostate Cancer UK); Steve Grimwood (Elmy Cycles); Darren Reeves and Oliver Weston (Global Self Drive); Oliver Jackson (Greene King) and The East of England