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Watford Season ticket holder at famous Maracana stadium for charity

28 February 2014

Lifelong Watford supporter Andy Smith has been cycling for over 1,000 miles in Brazil for a great cause.

It was Friday 17th January when Andy left England and flew to Brazil, landing in Porto Alegre, South of Brazil. The day after he started his unique journey from the city where Ronaldinho, former Barcelona FC and AC Milan player and 2002 World Cup winner, was born; after over a month of cycling and more than 1,000 miles, he reached Rio de Janeiro.

A few days ago he visited the Maracana' stadium, one of the world's most famous stadiums and where 2014 World Cup Final will take place on Sunday 13th July.

Andy has nicknamed this unique South American adventure as 'Smudger's Samba Soccer Stadium Cycle Safari'.

He set off on the epic 5,500-mile bike ride which will see the lifelong Watford fan visit all 12 World Cup cities and every stadium. His journey will end in Manaus, just in time to watch England playing Italy for the first World Cup group stage match.

In Brazil, he's becoming a minor celebrity, being also busy with interviews, photos and events and having met local personalities. Local Brazilians people have really taken into their hearts his trip, giving him a lot of help. As well over here we need to give Andy as much support as possible, making a donation and spreading the word out in order to raise awareness of his unique trip.

Watford's very own Community Sports & Education Trust will benefit from Andy's hard-work as one of two charities he's raising money for. The Trust is a self-financing and registered charity whose mission is making a positive difference for all through sport and learning.

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