The festive period is a busy time on the pitch for the players. Yet for many fans it’s more often a time for turkey, television and a tipple - so it’s no surprise January sees many of us resolving to get off the couch and get in shape.
And if you’re one of those people who needs a challenge to inspire them we have just the thing for you - the 2015 London to Amsterdam bike ride for Prostate Cancer UK.
The ride takes place in June and will see hundreds of supporters, club employees and ex-professionals pedal their way from the capital to the home of Ajax in Amsterdam, all to raise as much cash as possible to assist the fight against the disease.
Those taking part will cover around 145 miles over two days after setting out from the east London home of Leyton Orient on June 12. The peloton will arrive in Holland by ferry the next day and complete the final leg of the journey to the iconic Amsterdam ArenA.
Cycling is a great way to get fit and signing up for the ride in June could be just the thing to get you in the saddle and shifting those extra few Christmas pounds. But don’t worry if you’re a beginner, because there’s still plenty of time between now and then to get your training schedule in place and get yourself up to speed.
Fans taking part in the London to Amsterdam ride will help raise much-need funds for Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity partner of The Football League. And to take part in this exciting challenge all we ask is a £149 registration fee and a commitment to raise £1,000 in sponsorship.
Once the riders arrive in Amsterdam on June 13 they will enjoy a night of celebrations, including a meal and Q&A with some of the former players who have taken part in the event. Then the next day everyone jumps on the train back to London, safe in the knowledge they’ve done their bit for a very good cause.
For more information about the 2015 London to Amsterdam Challenge and to register your interest in taking part, visit the Prostate Cancer UK website.