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Notts Rider Needs Your Support!

23 May 2013

Show your support for the Notts Rider as he will be representing the club at the upcoming London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge.

The 155-mile challenge will raise funds for the Football League's official charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK. 

The Notts Rider is Ben Armstrong, the club's facilities manager, who can be supported on his Just Giving page:

Ben has already raised £650 with the help of sponsors such as Notts County Lifeline, Premier Electrical and On-Call Recruitment.

Ben is now calling upon County supporters to help him reach a target of £5,000.

He said: “I was walking around the ground on one of my regular duties, saw the leaflet for this bike ride and initially thought, after seeing that it was a 155-mile bike ride, in just two days, no chance am I doing that!

“However, the idea preyed on my mind over the following days and the more I thought about it, the more I felt I just had to do this. 

“Amsterdam is a fantastic city and I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do this ride for such a worthwhile cause, one that is close to my own heart.

But why did the Notts Rider decide to take on the challenge? He explained: “Cancer is a disease that effects so many of us in different ways, the figures for Prostate Cancer alone are just staggering.

“10,000 people a year die from the disease, which is the same as 25 people every day – that’s a whole football squad, which is just shocking.

“The work that Prostate Cancer can do to combat this disease and how they will use the money that I’m able to raise gave me the incentive to sign up and take part in what promises to be a fun, but extremely testing challenge.

“I would like to dedicate my participation in this ride to two family members, Roger Ivey and Gaynor Taylor.”

We will be bringing you regular updates on Ben's preparation for the ride and you can also follow him on Twitter @nottsrider1

Challenge details:

- Kick off at Wembley Stadium on the morning of Friday 14 June
- Cycle to Harwich, then take the overnight ferry
- Arrive in central Amsterdam for our Total Football celebrations on the evening of Saturday 15 June
- Head back to the UK on the Eurostar after breakfast on 16 June
- Raise money to save men's lives.

For more information about Prostate Cancer UK, click here

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