Club Doncaster employees Nicola Moran and Andrew Whitham will be taking on the Football to Amsterdam challenge on behalf on the club in June.
The pair face the biggest ride in football, a massive 145-mile bike trip to the Dutch capital joining like-minded fans and familiar faces from the football world such as Les Ferdinand, Terry Butcher and Simon Grayson.
Backed by the English Football League and League Managers Association, the nation-wide event will help raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
Excited at the challenge ahead of her, Nicola said, “As much as this is a personal challenge to me, I wanted to take part in the event after watching colleagues from the club participate over the years.”
“I train quite a lot but felt this would be a great challenge to take part in, a chance to meet new people and raise money for a great cause at the same time.”
Don Valley cycle shop, based in Doncaster, have been inspired by the pair’s enthusiasm for the event and have assisted in the purchasing of the bikes that will be used to make the journey to Amsterdam.
The shop have also helped sponsor the bespoke cycle shirts that have been created for the ride, which are designed to replicate the home shirt of Doncaster Rovers FC.
Storeowner Martin Maltby is delighted to be able to aid Nicola and Andrew’s journey. He said: “Football to Amsterdam is one of the biggest charitable rides in the country and we are proud to be doing our bit to make the difference. It’s great that the club are getting involved in such a great cause.”
Club Doncaster Foundation’s Cycle to Health co-ordinator Scott Copeland has also offered his hand to the pair, creating tailored diet and gym plans to make sure they are in peak physical condition.
He commented: “The nutritional side of their plan will prove hugely beneficial; they need to be fuelling their bodies with the right food to get through the massive task of cycling 145 miles.
“They also have access to our bike library, which is great to try and test the different bikes available. Anyone can access the library through our website which is clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk.”
The pair now face four months of intense training, so are asking for fans to help support them by donating via the following JustGiving link.
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