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Soccer Cycle arrives at the Lane

Posted on 20 April 2011  - 12:00

Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson met some old adversaries when he cycled into White Hart Lane on Monday as part of a tough challenge to raise money for his charity, the Willow Foundation.

Soccer Cycle arrives at the Lane

Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson met some old adversaries when he cycled into White Hart Lane on Monday as part of a tough challenge to raise money for his charity, the Willow Foundation.

Backed by the Premier League, Bob is aiming to cycle 500 miles to all 20 Premier League clubs in England and Scotland’s Hampden Park, meeting sporting colleagues along the way as he aims to raise more than £250,000.

And, kicking off the challenge by visiting all five of London’s top-flight clubs on Monday, Bob popped into the Lane where he met up with Spurs legends Pat Jennings and Ossie Ardiles.

Our current strikers’ coach Les Ferdinand joined Bob by cycling the whole London leg, along with former Arsenal stars David Seaman and Lee Dixon. Bob will complete his adventure in Scotland on Friday, April 29.

Bob founded the Willow Foundation, which provides empowering and memorable special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. The charity was founded with his wife Megs in memory of their daughter Anna, who died of a rare cancer aged just 31.

The tough cycle aims to highlight the difficult emotional challenges of daily life experienced by thousands of seriously 16 to 40 year olds and their families throughout the UK. Money raised will go directly towards the Willow Foundation's quality of life experiences, making a real and positive difference at a time when people need it most.

Donations can be made online, in support of Bob, or in memory of a loved one at www.justgiving.com/BobWilsonSoccerCycle

For more information about the Willow Foundation visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk or telephone 01707 259777.