Mansfield Town striker Ben Hutchinson and goalkeeper Ian Deakin are the latest personalities who have agreed to take part in a gruelling bike challenge from London to Amsterdam this summer.
Stags’ chairman John Radford will lead the group on their epic cyclathon in June, which has been arranged by the Football League in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Mr Radford will also be joined on the quest by Mark Stevenson (head of media & communications), Stuart Eggleshaw (scoreboard operator) and Doug Carroll (better known as Sammy the Stag).
The group of six will depart Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium on Friday, 6th June and ride through the Suffolk countryside to Harwich, before boarding an overnight ferry to the Netherlands.
On Saturday, they will battle against fatigue to cycle a further 60 miles to their destination, the Amsterdam Arena, which is home to four-time European Cup champions AFC Ajax. Former Celtic striker Ben Hutchinson said: “The ride is for a good cause; prostate cancer affects a lot of people. It’ll also be great for my fitness, heading into next season!” Added goalkeeper Ian Deakin: “My family has been affected by cancer, albeit not prostate, but it’s important to raise awareness about cancer on the whole.”
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