On 12th June, two Wigan Athletic fans, John Heeley and Peter Mulqueeney will set off from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium (Brisbane Road for the traditionalists amongst us) to take up the challenge of cycling to the Amsterdam Arena and the home of the mighty Ajax.
They will be doing this with former Wigan Athletic captain and legend Neill Rimmer and will represent the club to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
More information on this event can be found at: http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/find-a-fundraising-event/men-united-amsterdam-cycle-challenge
They will take a brief stop at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium en route to Harwich to take the overnight ferry to the Hook of Holland from where they will continue on their journey into Amsterdam.
In total they will be cycle over 150 miles over the two days and they are currently undertaking a training programme to prepare themselves for this challenge.
The challenge not only includes cycling but also includes fundraising. They are each committed to raising a minimum of £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK who fight to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They find answers by funding ground-breaking research and lead change by raising the profile of the disease and improving care.
A race night has been organised to raise money for the cause at the Honeysuckle Inn on Thursday 2nd April with a 7pm start. More information on this event and how to become a race horse owner for the evening visit www.johnheeley.co.uk/racenight.
There will be some fantastic prizes on offer so for what will prove to be a superb evening join us at #MenUnited and come on down to the Honeysuckle Inn and have a great night.