5 lads from the East Midlands joined the Northern leg of Football to Amsterdam starting from Oakwell Stadium Barnsley along with 180 other like minded cyclists, their aim was to raise money for Prostate Cancer and to raise awareness for this disease that kills 1 man every hour in the UK
Few facts and Figures:
Prostate Cancer is Asymptomatic in its early stages
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men.
Over 46,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer every year – that’s 128 men every day.
Every hour one man dies from Prostate Cancer – that’s more than 11,000 men every year.
1 in 8 men will get Prostate Cancer in their lifetime.
Over 330,000 men are living with and after Prostate Cancer.
Football to Amsterdam is the UK’s largest cycle (Party) ride backed by the English Football League and the League Managers association with over 400 cyclist taking part from London and Barnsley to Amsterdam over 140 miles, Ex pro’s that cycled with them this year were Sir Les Ferdinand, Terry Butcher, Viv Anderson, Alan Smith, Sean Davis and Simon Grayson.
So far the lads have raised a staggering £8,800K between them, the ride total for the ride itself it just over the Half a Million mark which is astonishing, it was fantastic riding with some like-minded people but also hearing all the stories about people who have survived Prostate Cancer do to the awareness and publicity from such events was staggering.
The lads would like to thank the Nottinghamshire Football association for allow bucket collections at their grounds, Nottingham Forest and Notts County for their support, McDonald’s Clifton for their support, Hooters Nottingham, Clifton All Whites, Chetnet Limited and The Royal Mail for Sponsoring them along with all their family and friends for their support and donations given for their epic ride.
They are looking to do it again next year but on a larger scale, more riders to compete with the crew from Wigan, to raise a lot more money and awareness to help fund better diagnosis and to find a cure, if you would like to ride with them or to sponsor their team them please contact us showing your interest.
This is more than just a bike ride.
Viv Anderson, Martyn Cheatle, Les Ferdinand
Viv Anderson, Simon Morgan, Les Ferdinand