Cycle To Amsterdam: Over £600 raised so far, £2000 is the target!
Supporters Simon Hammonds and Peter Oliver are representing Dale at this year’s Cycle to Amsterdam Challenge.
The fundraising event, which is backed by the Football League, will see the duo cycle 145-miles over two days, leaving Barnsley on June 3rd.
By signing up for the challenge, they’ve joined 500 other fans/ club staff from teams across the Football League in pledging to raise money (a minimum of £1,000 each) for Prostate Cancer UK.
So far, the pair have raised over £600 in total thanks to donations from friends, family and fellow Dale supporters.
Peter told the club’s official website: “I’ve been a cyclist for many years. A couple of years ago, Simon and I completed the John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge and we’re looking forward to cycling from Barnsley to Amsterdam in June.
“It’s a great honour to be representing my football club but also to be cycling for a great charity like Prostate Cancer UK.
“I work in a hospital and I know people who have had prostate cancer. I hope we can help in some small way by fundraising.
“We’ve had donations off people who I don’t know at all, from some who I know from coming to the football and from friends. Some people have donated some really large amounts of money, which is absolutely brilliant - I can't thank them, and the others who have donated, enough. If you can help in anyway, even if it’s just a £1, it would be greatly appreciated!”
The lads have been getting the miles under their belts in preparation for the ride, with them doing around 40 to 50 miles each time they hit the road.
Simon, who lives in Fleetwood, cycled from Fleetwood to Oldham (and back the next day) for Dale’s League 1 fixture at Boundary Park last month. That’s 120 miles!