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Support Joe in the Prostate Cancer UK charity cycle

29 May 2014

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Over 150 members of the football family will be cycling from London to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK – The Football League’s long-term Official Charity Partner.

Education officer Joe Burton will lead the Doncaster representatives, using pedal power to conquer the picturesque 150-mile challenge.

Riders will be helping more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Representatives from more than 50 clubs will join the peloton at Leyton Orient FC in the early hours of Friday morning with ex-England star Luther Blissett among a host of former players signed up for the exciting challenge which hopes to raise £150,000 for the charity.

Port Vale Manager Micky Adams will also saddle up alongside former Republic of Ireland international striker Alan Lee and ex-Arsenal star Perry Groves, who will lead a contingent from radio station talkSPORT.

Also in the starting line-up are Middlesbrough duo Steve Vickers and Neil Maddison, Simon Milton from Ipswich Town, Cheltenham Town legend Shane Duff and many more.

Aside from the former professional contingent, a plethora of personalities that form the very fabric of clubs, from boardroom to boot room are also involved, with job titles ranging from sports scientists to scoreboard operators, not to mention a handful of club mascots.


The ride starts at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium in East London on June 6, to the heart of Amsterdam, finishing on the 7th June.

One in eight men will be affected by prostate cancer and there are 250,000 men living with the disease in the UK, and Joe said: “I’m delighted to lead the Rovers in this exciting adventure and at the same time raise money and awareness for an amazing cause.

“I am calling on all Rovers supporters to help support the footballing family donating via or text to donate by sending JOEB66£370070.”to

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