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3 June 2016

Four Riders Representing Shrewsbury Town For PCUK

“We’re delighted that Shrewsbury Town has decided to join the fight against prostate cancer and ride to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK." James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said:

From the initial event in 2013 with a small group of 35 riders, to a total fundraising tally which will smash through the £1m mark this year thanks to a biggest ever peloton; the football-themed cycling challenge has proved a phenomenal success throughout its four years.

The £500,000 raised will help ‘shift the science’ and crack the three core issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention which have been left unsolved for too long. It will also help provide support and information to those affected by the disease.

Proudly representing Shrewsbury Town, William Butler, Craig Nicholls, Mark Nicholls and Pete Nicholls will join the former England trio amid more than 350 riders in Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United team, all riding 145 miles and raising money to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

And Men United’s Three Lions, Luther Blissett, Terry Butcher and Viv Anderson will start from London, Ipswich and Barnsley respectively a week before England take on the cream of the continent in Euro 2016.

One group of riders will roll out of London from a new starting point at the iconic Olympic Park’s Velodrome, while two further groups will kick off at Barnsley FC’s Oakwell Stadium and at Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town FC.

Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of The Football League, will stage its fourth annual football fundraiser from 3-5 June 2016 – prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam – and this year there is now not one but three Grand Departs.

From Friday 3 June 2016 Town fans will be pounding the pedals from Barnsley (and one from London) to Amsterdam to support the leading men’s health charity against a disease that kills one man every hour.

Four participants from Shrewsbury Town will be joining the fight against prostate cancer by taking part in this year’s Football to Amsterdam cycling challenge for Prostate Cancer UK as the charity aims to raise half a million pounds.



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