Supporters, club employees and ex-professionals from across the country will helping football’s fight against prostate cancer when they take on the 2015 London to Amsterdam Challenge this weekend.
The two-day ride will see hundreds of cyclists 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 in the charity challenge will cover around 145 miles after setting out from the east London home of Leyton Orient tomorrow morning. An overnight ferry from Harwich will then convey the peloton across the North Sea to Holland and the final leg of the ride to the iconic Amsterdam ArenA.
Everyone taking part in the ride will be raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity partner of The Football League. Among the 250 cyclists from over 50 clubs taking part in this year’s event are former England player Luther Blissett, Preston North End manager Simon Grayson, former Ireland midfielder Matt Holland and Newport County boss Terry Butcher.
A six-strong team from the Football League will also be taking part in the ride, alongside former players David Lowe, Damon Searle, Simon Webster, Simon Milton, Paul Peschisolido and Robert Kozluk.
Last year former Arsenal winger Perry Groves completed the challenge. He said: “Joining football clubs, ex-pros, managers and your mates, enjoying the challenge and finishing at the Amsterdam ArenA - it’s a great way to spend a weekend.”
So follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #L2A to follow the progress of our team and all the other riders taking part.