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7 June 2014

They've done it!

City's four charity cyclists have safely made it to Amsterdam in the Netherlands this Saturday to signal a successful end to their London to Amsterdam biking challenge.

The Bantams foursome of former City defender Louis Horne, one-time associate director and club sponsor, Billy Bingham, plus staff members Steve Hawthorn-Emmett and Luke Gallagher, all took part in the Football League's 150 mile charity cycle ride to help raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK - the long-term charity partner of the League.

The finishing line was Ajax's Amsterdam Arena and, as the picture below shows, the lads have made it! Well done to all four of them for a great effort indeed.

Shane Duff - a City player during the 2010-2011 season - also completed the charity cycling challenge on behalf of another of his former clubs, Cheltenham Town.

Representatives from more than 50 clubs in total joined the peloton at Leyton Orient FC in the early hours of Friday morning..  

The Grand Depart took place in East London early on this Friday morning from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium. The group then headed out of London through rural English countryside before stopping off at a second ground, Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, for refreshments. 

After completing the 90 mile sojourn to Harwich by dusk, the intrepid team crossed the Channel overnight, before riding a further 60 miles across the flat landscape of Dutch Zeeland. The climax saw the peloton arrive in the country’s capital and its network of canals, cobbled streets and wonderful architecture.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and one man dies every hour from prostate cancer.    

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. It funds research into causes and treatments and provides support and information.

You can still show your support and sponsor the guys now by clicking HERE. An alternative way to donate is to text PCUK50 and then the amount you want to send (e.g PCUK50 £5 to donate £5.00) to 70070.

As of this Saturday afternoon, City fans had already helped to raise just over £4,400 - many thanks for your kind donations!

Fans can also read more about the challenge HERE

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