David Hayhurst has expressed his gratitude following the scale of the support he has received from the Blackburn Rovers community, following his participation in last weekend's Football to Amsterdam cycling challenge.
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's head of further and secondary education rode from Barnsley to Amsterdam as part of the Prostate Cancer UK fundraiser for the second year in a row, raising around £2,500 in the process - more than double his initial £1,000 target.
The keen cyclist joined a field of roughly 400 riders on the unique challenge that brings together football fans from all over the country to undertake a two-day, two-wheeled trek to the low country in order to try and combat a condition that affects one in eight men in the UK.
Blackburn Rovers were represented by a trio of bike fanatics, with supporters Chris Roberts and Simon Heartfield also taking on and completing the challenge with aplomb.
"I'd like to say a big thank you for the fantastic support I've received from the Community Trust, the football club and its supporters," admitted Hayhurst, having finished his gruelling 160 mile mission in Amsterdam.
"I'd also like to make a special shout out to Chris and Simon who completed the ride with me as Blackburn Rovers representatives and did a large amount to raise a great sum for Prostate Cancer UK.
"If anyone else is interested in taking part next year, expressions of interest are now open. I'll be looking to do it all again, so for those who are interested, please get in touch and I'll happily let you know how it all works."
If you want to help David to push his fundraising total even further, please donate online via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-hayhurst1981, or to contact him to find out more about what the pedal-powered fundraiser entails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.