Get behind Robin and Marc versus other clubs
– and Neal Ardley is urging supporters to sponsor their big challenge. AFC Wimbledon pair Robin Bedford and Marc Jones today started the gruelling 150-mile PCUK London to Amsterdam cycle challenge
Both keen cyclists, Robin and Marc (left and right in above image) set off among 200 participants for the London to Amsterdam event in special edition AFC Wimbledon cycling wear that have been snapped up by Dons supporters to support Prostate Cancer UK.
As part of the event that will see all 72 Football League clubs represented, organisers have set a unique challenge with participants able to win a “leader’s jersey” for raising the most funds on Friday and Saturday.
Neal Ardley said: “They are representing our club and anything people can do to raise money for charities like Prostate Cancer is amazing. It is fantastic that Robin and Marc are doing this. The adrenaline gets you going on the day, but there is a lot of training involved. We need to get behind them as a club and I will certainly be sponsoring them. It is for a great cause and good luck to Robin and Marc.”
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Robin, who is AFC Wimbledon’s kit man, said: “There will be a bit of friendly competition between clubs with organisers running a league table to see who can raise the most money on Friday and Saturday. They will give out a ‘leaders jersey’ similar to the Tour de France. It would be nice to challenge for that!
“In the last two weekends we have completed 50-60 mile rides and our last one was up and down the Surrey Hills. We have had lots of good messages from people since we announced we were doing the event, including messages from people affected by Prostate Cancer; they have given us extra sponsorship and told us that they appreciate our support.”
Sales of the limited edition AFC Wimbledon cycle jerseys have boosted the effort as they have almost sold out.
Matt Holland and Simon Grayson en route to the Netherlands. It started from Leyton Orient today, before the cyclists headed out of London through rural English countryside, before stopping off at a second ground, Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, for refreshments. Riders representing all 72 Football League clubs will join former stars Luther Blissett, Terry Butcher,
landscape of Dutch Zeeland. The climax sees the peloton arrive in Amsterdam with its network of canals, cobbled streets and wonderful architecture. After completing the 90-mile sojourn to Harwich by dusk, the intrepid team will cross the Channel overnight, before riding a further 60 miles across the flat (and windy)