Cycling challenge for Prostate Cancer UK
An AFC Wimbledon squad of seven will be joining the fight against Prostate Cancer by taking part in this year’s London to Amsterdam cycling challenge.
Setting off from the iconic Velodrome at the Olympic Park on Friday, the Dons team will be proudly wearing blue and yellow on the way to Holland after the club’s stunning play-off success.
Our very own Commercial Executive Pietro Palladino is one of our team taking part. The full team is as follows:
Jonny Bramwell •
Phil Cable •
Laura Hart •
Terry Hunt •
Edward Neely •
Pietro Palladino •
Ian Robinson •
The picture above shows Pietro, Laura, Ian, and Terry in cycling gear at Box Hill, Surrey.
page.Just GivingOur team have already beaten their target of raising £7,000 and that currently places them a superb fourth out of 92 Football League clubs taking part. To donate and get them even higher up the table visit their
Staged by Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of the Football League, this weekend is the fourth event of its kind - and this year there is not one but three “Grand Departs”.
One group of riders will roll out of London from a new starting point at the Olympic Park, while two further groups will kick off at Barnsley FC’s Oakwell Stadium and at Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town FC.
Men United’s “Three Lions” team consists of Luther Blissett, Terry Butcher and Viv Anderson, who will start from London, Ipswich and Barnsley respectively a week before England take on the cream of the continent in Euro 2016.
More than 350 riders will be participating in Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United team, all riding 145 miles and raising money to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
From the initial event in 2013 with just 35 riders, the event has got bigger and better the total fundraising tally will smash through the £1m mark this year thanks to a biggest ever peloton.
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted that AFC Wimbeldon has decided to join the fight against prostate cancer and ride to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
“Ignoring prostate cancer will not beat it, and the money raised by our fantastic riders will fund ground-breaking research to help fight the disease. That will help us provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by this disease.
“Our amazing cast of riders from across the UK show a brilliant demonstration of what we call Men United: people joining one team to fight a common opposition – prostate cancer.
“One man every hour dies from prostate cancer; it’s the most common cancer in men, but we want to make prostate cancer a disease that the next generation of men do not fear. We thank (team name) for joining the fight and wish them every success in the event.”