Kit Symons is backing Fulham FC staff gearing up for a London to Amsterdam charity bike ride and is urging fans to take part.
The two-day London to Amsterdam Challenge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK leaves London on Friday June 12, finishing at Ajax’s Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday.
Fulham fans are being encouraged to sponsor the 145-mile ride, the initiative is being supported by the Football League with fans, staff and ex-professionals from all divisions signing up.
Symons told SW Londoner: “The London to Amsterdam Challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK is a wonderful event that brings all football clubs together this summer for a great charity.
“I hope more people sign up for the challenge or donate and I wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”
Riders will take a breather at Colchester United en route to Harwich before boarding the overnight Friday ferry to Holland.
One of those saddling up is Fulham FC education and inclusion manager Danielle Richards.
Miss Richards took part in last year’s charity ride to Aston Villa, and the club hopes to raise at least £10,000 this time.
Fulham first-team coach Alastair Harris has put together a training programme, but Miss Richards has a more pressing immediate concern.
“First thing I have to do is buy a bike, because last year I had to borrow one,” said Miss Richards.
“Six of us have already officially signed up. I’m the only girl so far. The offer’s out to fans now to come and join us.
“We are a nice bunch. It won’t be a race to see who gets it done for the quickest.
“I can’t wait. I like to have a challenge to look forward to so really looking forward to it.
“Fulham is a real family club and it’s about having an enjoyable time but raising lots of money for a good cause.”
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