Join Marc and Robin or sponsor a vital cause
Marc Jones is gearing up once again for the gruelling challenge of the London to Amsterdam charity bike ride – and this time he will be joined by AFC Wimbledon kit man Robin Bedford.
Of course, Mark is one of the club’s founder members and he flew the Dons flag in style last year (he is pictured above with Luther Blissett).
It promises to be a great AFC Wimbledon effort this summer with Robin, who previously represented the club in its Velo and Blue challenge, joining the peloton.
The 150-mile endurance test, which will be staged on 12 June, raises vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s official charity partner.
Supporters can get behind this valuable cause by visiting Marc and Robin’s JustGiving page.
“I’m delighted to skipper AFC Wimbledon again in this exciting challenge and at the same time raise money and awareness for an amazing cause. One in eight men will be affected by prostate cancer in the UK, and Marc Jones said:
“The event is brilliantly organised and there's a real sense of togetherness on the ride with the various club riders giving support to each other. Last year I was a lone AFC Wimbledon wolf so I'm pleased to have Robin along this year having spent 12 months telling him he had to do it!
“There's a real sense of achievement when you hit Amsterdam and realise you have ridden all the way from London. It's a great feeling knowing you've represented the club in the fight to beat Prostate Cancer.
“It would be great if the ever-generous AFC Wimbledon supporters would get behind the Dons by supporting the cause. If any other cycling nuts want join us in the peloton and wear their club colours with pride they are more than welcome!”
Matt Holland and Simon Grayson en route to the Netherlands. Starting from Leyton Orient on Friday, 12 June, the cyclists will be heading 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)
Luther Blissett, who will again represent Prostate Cancer UK in the event, said: “Ride to Amsterdam with me and a bunch of fantastic people from across The Football League. If last year was anything to go by, we’re going to have a great time on the way and when we get there. Sign up, challenge yourself, and raise money to support the 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK.”
Prostate Cancer UK asks cyclists to raise a minimum of £1,000 in donations. The registration fee is £149. Charity Race .
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