Life-long Rovers fan Tom Riley is this week taking on the Euro City Cycle Challenge to raise money for a particularly worthy cause.
Tom, 29, who has been joined by his aunty Rebecca Mols, is fundraising for PHAB Kids, which funds special residential breaks for disabled children and young people.
The children are encouraged to partake in a full range of adventurous outdoor activities which normally would not be available to them due to their physical and mental restrictions.
Tom’s 13-year-old cousin, Elliot, is quadriplegic, with profound and multiple learning difficulties. He is blind and non-verbal and requires 24-hour care. This summer he went on one of the residential breaks to the Lake District and took part in a variety of activities including canoeing, caving, rock climbing and zip wire.
The cycle challenge route runs from London to Brussels via Amsterdam and covers 300 miles over four days (September 4th-7th).
To support Tom in his challenge, please visit his JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/Thomas-Riley1 – all donations are welcome.
Picture caption: Rovers’ management duo Gary Bowyer and Terry McPhillips get behind Tom’s cycle challenge.