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6 June 2014

United supporter Mick Roden embarked on a 150 mile cycle challenge on Friday morning to raise money for charity.

Mick and representatives from the other Football League clubs are cycling from London to Amsterdam over the next 48 hours to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK – the official charity of the Football League. 

The cycling enthusiasts will be joined on their picturesque venture by Port Vale manager Micky Adams, former Republic of Ireland international and Huddersfield Town star Alan Lee and talkSPORT’s Perry Groves. 

They will be aiming to raise over £150,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and the money will be spent helping those men survive the disease and have a better quality of life. 

Over 150 cyclists left Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road earlier this morning and they will be cycling 90 miles to Harwich on the opening day of their adventure. 

They will then take the overnight ferry to the Hook of Holland before completing the final 60 miles of their journey to the heart of Amsterdam and the Ajax Arena on Saturday.

One in eight men will be affected by prostate cancer and there are currently 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK. 

Head of Events at Prostate Cancer UK, Andy Sallnow said: “The fact that there are more than 150 riders on the start line represents the incredible progress this event has made over the past 12 months and we are really grateful for all of the football league clubs and fans supporting the event with such enthusiasm. 

“Almost 50 different football clubs will be represented on the ride, and we’re really looking forward to convening at Leyton Orient on June 6 for what’s set to be an unforgettable few days. 

“Our unique ‘Orange Jersey’ will not only add a splash of colour as we make our way through 150 picturesque miles into The Netherlands, but will also work as a fundraising incentive, worn by the individual who leads the event in sponsorship raised.

"We look forward to the fans digging deep as those representing their club step on the pedals and raise money to combat a disease that kills one man every hour in the UK.”

Don’t worry if you've not donated yet because you can still donate to Mick’s challenge while it is taking place. 

All you have to do is follow the link to our Just Giving page and donate online using your debit card. 

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