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Trio represent United in charity cycle

6 June 2014

Today (Friday) will see over 150 cyclists representing over 50 Football League Clubs set off on a 150 mile bike ride to Amsterdam in aid of the league's chosen charity - Prostate Cancer UK.


From Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium to the Amsterdam Arena, participants are hoping to raise over £150,000 to help give prostate cancer a real beating.


Sheffield United would like to wish Peter, Paul and Gavin Crossland the very best of luck as they prepare to embark on their energy-sapping challenge on behalf of our Club.


The trio are all keen cyclists and see this as a challenge not to be missed. Peter and Gavin already have strong links with the Prostate Cancer UK charity, having ridden in the Night Rider event in London for them last year.


During their preparations, the Crosslands enjoyed spending some time at Bramall Lane, where they met Chris Morgan and Darren Ward, both members of Nigel Clough's backroom team and keen cyclists themselves.


Peter commented: "We really appreciate the support that Chris and Darren have given us and are really looking forward to the challenge. We have trained hard although in all conditions and we are as ready as we are going to be."


The lads have raised over £5,000 already, including the £3,000 that was raised from the recently Blades Legends v TV All Stars charity game at Bramall Lane and a cheque was handed over to Peter by Dave McCarthy, on behalf of the Club, earlier this week ahead of today's fundraising journey.


Unitedites can still give their backing to the 'Team Tour de Blades', by sponsoring them, if you haven't done so already, at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/tour-de-blades


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