Spurs cyclists raise money for Prostate Cancer UK
Fri 14 September 2018, 11:36|Tottenham Hotspur
'Cycle On You Spurs' - a cycling team made up of members of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust and other Spurs fans - has raised over £75,000 for Prostate Cancer UK by cycling from London to Amsterdam three years in a row.
Our legendary former captain and now Club Ambassador Ledley King joined members of the team to present staff from Prostate Cancer UK with the money raised.
The team has taken part in the annual 'Football to Amsterdam' cycle ride which sees football fans putting their rivalries aside to cycle 145 miles from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Ajax Amsterdam ArenA.
'Cycle On You Spurs' will once again be joining forces to take part in the 2019 cycle ride, which is taking place from 7-9 June next year. Registration for the event is now open and places are still available on the Spurs team.
To support the cyclists on their challenge, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust has created a special edition 'Cycle On You Spurs' jersey and all revenues of these will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate cancer is a the most common cancer in men. It’s a disease that kills a man every 45 minutes - that’s two deaths in the time it takes to play a game of football. This year, for the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making it the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.
Ledley said: "The Club is really proud of the achievements of our cyclists and we would like to congratulate them on their fundraising efforts. It’s important that both the fans and Club support causes such as these and help raise awareness of the disease. I would like to wish the team the best of luck in their training and fundraising for the 2019 ride."
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "Thanks to the money raised by Tottenham Hotspur’s fans, we can fund more ground-breaking research, provide dedicated support and information to men and their families and make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear."
Registration for the 2019 ‘Football to Amsterdam’ cycle ride is now open - you can sign up via the link below.