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CYCLE FOR PROSTATE CANCER A SUCCESS

13 June 2014

Prostate Cancer UK's cycle from London to Amsterdam has been hailed a success by the organisers.

United supporter Mick Roden was one of around 150 cyclists who completed a 150-mile cycling challenge for the charity last weekend. 

Mick completed the first 90 miles on Friday first ahead of all the other cyclists who were completing the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK.

Mick and the Iron helped raise £1,200 for the charity while all the fundraisers managed to raise in the region of £150,000. 

Speaking to Scunthorpe-United.co.uk on Thursday he said: "We all had a great time cycling and we raise a lot of money.

"I found the challenge quite easy to deal with as the majority of the route was on flat ground. 

"However, there were several occasions when a couple of the riders started to struggle as we had a horrendous wind blowing right into our face."

After catching the overnight ferry to the Hook of Holland Mick and his fellow riders completed the final 60 miles across the picturesque Dutch coast before arriving in Amsterdam.

The second cycling adventure from London to Holland by the Football League has been hailed a huge success and plans are already in place for a third event to take place.

Even though the event is now over, supporters still wishing to donate to Prostate Cancer UK can do so via our official Just Giving web page (http://www.justgiving.com/ScunthorpeUnited). 

The cycling challenge was also completed by Port Vale manager Micky Adams, talkSPORT's Perry Groves and former Republic of Ireland striker Alan Lee.

Former England international Luther Blissett was also part of the cycling team that completed the challenge and he told the Football League website: "It was wonderful to be part of the London to Amsterdam ride 
again, and truly incredible to see how much it has grown in just a year with more then five times as many people joining me this time round.

"Just as the charity continues to grow as the Men United v Prostate Cancer campaign gathers momentum it was inspiring to see so many faces at the start line in East London, and there was a feel-good factor across the whole weekend.

"I've definitely got the bug and it will be great to saddle up again next year to continue to help raise awareness of the disease."

After a successful event this year Prostate Cancer UK and the Football League are encouraging supporters to sign up for the 2015 challenge.

Next year's London to Amsterdam challenge will place between the 12th and 14th of June 2015.

To register your interest click here.

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