A group of supporters will be on their bike this weekend…
In July 2015, four Notts County fans shall be cycling all 1,230 km of the River Rhine for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research to support their battle to beat blood cancers.
Beginning at Andermatt in the Swiss Alps, the team shall pass through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, Germany and The Netherlands all in just 10 days.
Jack Morris, Josh Stephenson, Bobby Gamble and Tom Burrows have decided against the supporters coach for the clash with MK Dons and instead are choosing their bikes to travel the 78 miles to see Notts hopefully get a result.
Jack told the Official Site: “We are all extremely excited for the summer challenge, it is a great opportunity for us to raise aware of the charity and to raise money to support their battle against blood cancers. On a personal level, we are also looking forward to seeing and experiencing parts of Europe that we haven't seen before and to be able to do that as a group of friends will be fantastic.
“Josh is the only member to have done anything similar to this before. At the age of 14 he cycled from London to Paris in 3 days in aid of a Scarborough based hospice that looked after a family member before he died. Tom has purchased a bike especially for this challenge so as a whole I would say we are a relatively inexperienced team when cycling is concerned!
“Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is a leading UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Unfortunately our group have been linked with the charity, losing friends to Lymphoma and have family members suffering with Leukaemia.
“Our individual training started at the beginning of this month. We are all on a meal plan and trying to get on the bike as much as possible. When we are home from our different universities at Easter we can begin training as a team, both in the gym and out on the road.
“For our summer challenge we have set the target of completing the 1230km in 10 days - that equates to 76.42 miles per day for the 10 days straight. Whilst our MK challenge it is difficult to predict timings however, we are aiming to cover the 78 miles at an average of 13mph - that's about 6 hours riding time. We will be leaving ML at 6am so we're hoping that people get involved in supporting our challenges and raising awareness of the charity to make it all worth while.”
With a target of raising £2,000 for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma research, all donations are greatly appreciated and welcome through their Just Giving page by clicking here.
You can also follow their progress on their Facebook page by clicking here.