Marc Jones represents AFC Wimbledon for Men United event
It may be a while yet until the new season, but representatives of Football League clubs today lined up against each other in the biggest cycling event before the Tour De France hits Yorkshire.
Riders from Football League clubs, including Marc Jones representing AFC Wimbledon, headed from Leyton Orient FC to Ajax's Arena Amsterdam to raise awareness and money for Men United.
Men United, who recently visited AFC Wimbledon, is Prostate Cancer UK’s movement to unite men together in the fight against prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men which affects one in eight men in the UK.
Alongside the likes of Luther Blissett, Micky Adams and Perry Groves, AFC Wimbledon supporter Marc Jones will line up in the peleton to represent the Dons.
Marc said, “I got back on a bike for the first time in decades in 2012 having been seduced by the rest of the Velo & Blue team (a cycle club made up of Wimbledon players, staff and fans) to climb Mont Ventoux and raise money for the club and the Nolan Trust.
“I’ve not stopped riding since and though the 150 miles in two days isn’t quite like the madness of climbing one of the Tour De France’s signature climbs, I hope to represent the club with pride in a 150-plus strong peleton. I’ve been volunteering for Prostate Cancer UK since signing up and I have been really impressed with their campaign to spread awareness. I am really happy to help raise money for them on behalf of our club.”