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26 March 2019

Football fans from across the country will once again leave their rivalries on the pitch and join a 145-mile ride to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

From 7-9 June 2019, a number of football fans will unite to cycle 145 miles over two days, finishing at Ajax's Amsterdam ArenA, and Oakwell will be an official starting point!

It's an opportunity to meet like-minded people and most importantly raise money to beat a disease killing one man every 45 minutes. That's two men during a football match - but it doesn't have to be this way.

John Holmes, 'Team Barnsley FC' captain, will be participating in the ride along with son Ben and friends in the colours of Barnsley Football Club, and has spoken of his reason for doing the ride for an incredible fourth consecutive year!

He said “It really is a great event. It's something that all the riders look forward to every year! The camaraderie between not only our team, but supporters of all clubs is something special and we all keep each other going throughout the tough legs.

"I ride with my son, Ben, and through the ride, we've made friends for life. A special mention must go to Simon Dennison - it's his fifth ride! We've also met some of our heroes, including former Reds manager Danny Wilson. There's something quiet surreal about that!

"Whilst we all enjoy the ride, the reason we do it is to support Prostate Cancer UK. Whether it be promoting the charity and their message, or raising money for the cause, both are hugely important and ultimately achieved through this!

"To have the event commence from Oakwell is fantastic and it's great that our Club are supporting such an important campaign. We plan on being at the Coventry City game to raise funds and awareness, so look out for us and please give generously."

Team Barnsley FC will indeed be present at the Sky Bet League One fixture against the Sky Blues on Saturday 30 March to aid their fundraising efforts. 

All at Barnsley Football Club would like to wish the best of luck and a safe passage to every single member of the ride to Amsterdam, whichever club they may be representing!

Prostate Cancer’s aim is turn the game around for men everywhere - to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

£600,000 could fund research to revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

To donate, please follow the link below.


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