Oxford United supporters ride to Amsterdam on Friday for Prostate CancerThe yellow jersey is synonymous with cycling and a pair of keen cyclists will be hoping that representing Oxford United brings them luck on a 150-mile challenge.
Supporter Daniel Theobald and journalist David Pritchard, who covers the U’s for the Oxford Mail, will be among 200 riders from 60 Football League clubs tackling the trip from London to Amsterdam.
The two-day event is in aid of Prostate Cancer, the league’s official charity partner, and the Oxford duo are looking to raise more than £2,500 between them.
Setting off from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium on 6th June, the group will stop off at Colchester United on the way to Harwich, where they will catch an overnight ferry to Rotterdam.
For the second half of the trip the cyclists will follow the Dutch coast before finishing at the Amsterdam Arena, home to footballing giants Ajax.
Daniel, 34, has been a U’s fan for almost 30 years. After completing the London to Brighton charity ride last summer, the private banking manager from Abingdon was keen to take on a bigger journey.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to the unknown of cycling somewhere new and not knowing what to expect.
“It’s for a great cause and I would imagine there will be quite a lot of banter, particularly if we end up cycling with people from Oxford’s rivals.”
Visit justgiving.com/Daniel-Theobald2 or justgiving.com/davidpritchard83 to donate.