More money raised for PCUK by City supporters
Three intrepid Grecian supporters – Richard Horne, who works in our back office looking after the Exeter City Foundation, Graham Heysett, a steward on the Big Bank on match days, and Liz Hodges, proprietor of the cycle-themed Route 2 Café in Topsham – are taking the challenge of cycling 150 miles from London to Amsterdam in just two days this summer.
The cycle challenge is being organised by the Football League, who have invited representatives of all 72 clubs to take part. Latest figures are that 157 riders from 57 clubs will take-up the challenge, including the Grecians’ representatives.
As well as peddling the 150 miles, each volunteer has to raise over £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, the FL’s chosen charity for the 2013/14 season.
With the ride now just three weeks away, the Grecian peddlers organised a major fundraising do this week, with 90 people taking part in a Quiz Night at the Topsham Rugby Club, helping to raise over £650 for the cause.
Questions for the Quiz were compiled by Norman Warne and his team, who of course run the Great Exeter City Quiz at St James Park each autumn. Many of the questions were themed around the cycle challenge, or had a link to cycling or Holland in general.
16 teams took part in the Quiz and the overall winner was the Tricky Dickies.
Other winners were:
Leading ‘goalscorer’ – The Grecians (pictured)
Fastest finisher – Sextet
Top remaining Topsham team – Friday is for Golf
Top remaining Exeter team – Educating Exeter