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Ride for the Dons in Europe

Sign-up for the Prostate Cancer UK cycle event

17 November 2017

Club News

Ride for the Dons in Europe

Sign-up for the Prostate Cancer UK cycle event

17 November 2017

The annual Prostate Cancer UK Football to Amsterdam cycle is shaping up to be another fantastic event – and you can sign-up to represent AFC Wimbledon.

On 1-3 June 2018 - two weeks before the World Cup kicks off - hundreds of football fans will take part in Prostate Cancer UK and the EFL's Football to Amsterdam bike ride and you could be one of them.

Putting rivalries aside, fans will unite to ride 145 miles over two days before finishing at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Not only is it a chance to represent AFC Wimbledon, but with the help of fans from across the EFL, it's an opportunity to turn the game around for men everywhere.

This is a game of two halves and your mates and you can make the difference to relegate the most common cancer in men in the UK.

The club has been well represented in previous Prostate Cancer UK events with a seven-strong Dons team completing the ride earlier this year.

The Dons riders – Anita Gibbons, Bruce McFadyen, Herbie Knott, Kevin Deegan, Paul Parma, Rob Crane and Sean McLaughlin – raised £5,346 in the London to Amsterdam cycle challenge.

Anita said: "There was a camaraderie between football supporters and a real friendship over a couple of super days of cycling. Wombles gave their all in raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. All it takes is practice said Sean so more practice and we will be beating our targets again next year!"

Last year 380 football fans took part and raised £600,000 which can pay for over a year's worth of life-changing research, so this really is a ride of a lifetime.

Once signed up, riders are supported every pedal of the way and will join an elite club to receive a Prostate Cancer UK cycling jersey plus a unique finishers medal when they cross the finish line.

There are two start locations to choose from – one in London at the Olympic Park and the other in Yorkshire at Barnsley's Oakwell Stadium.

So what are you waiting for? It's time to get on your bike and represent AFC Wimbledon in the biggest ride in football. Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website for more information.

About the ride

• There are two start locations – one ride kicks off in Barnsley and one in London.

• The dates are 1-3 June 2017

• Teams can consist of employees, fans, club legends.

• Last year 380 riders take part. This year the aim is for 400+ riders to take part.


Click on the link below to watch a video all about the event.


How to enter

To register your interest and for more information, please contact Pietro Palladino at the club on 020 8547 3336 or e-mail  .

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