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🚴🏻 Cyclists from Exeter raise £64,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

Team Mi-Space, including Exeter City employees, cycle 145 miles from London to Amsterdam

15 July 2019

Thirty cyclists from the Exeter area took on a 145-mile bike ride from London to Amsterdam last month to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The riders were taking part in the larger Football to Amsterdam event which sees hundreds of riders, linked to different football club across the country, set off from northern (Barnsley) and southern (London) points before cycling to the capital of the Netherlands.

The team managed to raise a staggering £64,094.22 for Prostate Cancer UK, which was more than any other team on the ride, and significant chunk to the overall total raised for the year of £482,722.52

This year was particularly tough on the participants. The cyclists setting off from London, rode into storm Miguel on the first day, as they completed the first 90 miles from the Velodrome in Stratford to the ferry crossing at Harwich.

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The weather didn't get much better in Holland either, as while they had a tailwind behind them, there were a number of downpours throughout the morning.

However, all of the Exeter team completed the course. The Exeter team was as follows:
Mike Green

Dave Widdison

AJ Eaton

Amy Hart

Andrew Carter

Andrew Middleton

Ben Lawrence

Chris Davies

Darren Pennington

Dave Tasker

Tracey Preston

David Webber

Dean Richards

Doug Robertson

Liz Hodges

Ian Trowsdale

Jake Wood

James Hardy
Luke Noble

Justin Thomas

Karen Hancock

Kyla Sykes

Linda Litten

Lynn Travis

Malcolm Travis

Martin Hobbs

Matt Howells

Neil Whittaker

Paul Benham

Sam Heritage

Simon Larkins

Simon McCabe


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Team Mi-Space's Mike Green, who was the top fundraiser on the Football to Amsterdam ride, collecting over £9,000 for the cause.

The team would like to thank the following companies that sponsored them for the ride.
API Communications

Ashborne Construction

Austin Hobbs

Autside

AWS

Route 2 Bike Shop

Butcombe Brewery

BMSL Group

Churngold

Charles Stanley

Commercial Drone Training

Contour Showers

CS Flooring Solutions

Cubra Electrical

Denholm Industrial Services

Exeter Airport

Expedite

Housing Net

GHK Decorators

Indigo Group

Impey Showers

Intoheat

JEM

J&K Aquatics

Lone Alert

LWS

M Tech

Mercury XRM

Michelmores

Michael Page

Cable IT

Shield Environmental

Newbery Metals

NPS Group

MLG Advertising

Portable Power Technology

R Benson

Rabart Decorating Centres

Robert Price

RGB Building Supplies

RGB Recruitment

Santander

SDS Engineering

Shield Environmental

SPS Envirowall

Stuarts Truck and Bus

Taylor Lewis

TEAM

TMR Electrical Services

Thrifty

YESSS Electrical

ALD

CEF Electrical

Exeter City would also like to thanks the friends and family of John Evans, who donated the  £400.47 collected at his funeral to the fundraising total.

John, who recently died from Prostate Cancer at the age of 80, was a loyal Exeter City supporter and season ticket holder, much-loved husband, dad and grandad who will be sadly missed by his family, friends and those at the football club who knew him well.


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