Cycle on you Spurs! THST raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK
19 May 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) is gearing up for the annual 'Football to Amsterdam' fundraising cycle ride for Prostate Cancer UK on June 3-4.
The cyclists are certainly doing the Club proud - the Spurs team will be the biggest to depart Olympic Park with 15 members ready for the 150-mile ride and currently top fundraisers nationwide, pushing towards their impressive target of £13,000.
Cyclists will also depart from Barnsley FC with up to 500 participants arriving in Amsterdam on June 4.
The Spurs team is as follows - Nick Affleck, Mike Brooks, Kieran Bryant, Omari Chambers-Alert, Niels Cleeren, Dave Clifford, Kevin Fitzgerald, Jennifer Gannon, Nickolaj Kennett, Hugh McDowall, John O’Brien, Sam O'Brien, Phil Penhey, Matt Pocock and Amy Warwick.
Kevin explained: "We are fairly representative of the Spurs demographic, with three young guys from the Tottenham Foundation all the way through to the 60’s baby boomers.
"Many are long-term Season Ticket Holders and Members and it’s great to have female cyclists in the team.
"One of our guys is cycling to celebrate being clear of Prostate Cancer for a year and a number of our donors have experience of it."
Kevin also revealed how our popular former boss Martin Jol had a hand in the team's participation...
"Thankfully, I have no personal experience or that of loved ones with Prostate Cancer but I like to do a fundraiser from time to time.
"The Spurs Supporters Trust Board of which I am a member has a desire to do the same and three of us went along to a Martin Jol Q&A launch of the ride last October.
"It was a great evening with a very entertaining and Spurs-loving Mr Jol and I was signed up on the spot.
"Two or three others had already registered and with the help of the Trust, the Club and social media we have grown and grown in both numbers and funds raised.
"It’s all very exciting. For me, to see fans, the Trust and the Club working together for such an important cause is very rewarding.
"So roll on June 3rd when we will roll out all wearing Spurs shirts donated by the Club, each with our rider number and the message 'Cycle On You Spurs'."
The THST riders will be sent off in style at the Trust's end-of-season fundraising BBQ at The Antwerp Arms, Tottenham's community-owned pub, on Sunday week (May 29). Legendary former captain Ledley King is set to attend - entrance free!
Find about more on 'Football to Amsterdam' via Prostate Cancer UK HERE...
Collated JustGiving.com page of all Spurs riders HERE...