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Rovers ride into Europe for Men United

22 June 2015

Rovers teamed up with their Football League counterparts to raise more than £305,000 this weekend on Prostate Cancer UK’s sold-out football fundraiser – the London to Amsterdam Cycling Challenge.

More than 250 riders cycled 145 miles from Leyton Orient to the Amsterdam Arena across two days and the total raised continues to rise.

Academy coach David Lowe saddled up for the third annual ride and the Rovers total adds to the significant contribution the club has made this season from the ride and from their matchday collection.

The money raised will go towards supporting the 300,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK and funding ground-breaking research to beat a disease which currently affects one in eight men in the UK.

Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, Mark Bishop, said: “To see Rovers and our ever-extending football family come together over two never-to-be-forgotten days and raise a phenomenal total is another example of the power of Men United.

“It’s amazing to think that back in 2013 Luther was one of 35 hardy souls taking on the challenge for the first time, so it’s fair to say it’s really caught the imagination – and raised a substantial amount of money.

“This year‘s ride was bigger and better than ever. 250 riders representing clubs up and down the land convened for brilliant demonstration of what we call Men United: people joining one team to fight a common opposition – prostate cancer.”

Fans who missed out on this year’s ride can find out more about the biggest ride in football at prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam

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