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Cyclist Ian Orton to ride for charity from the UK to Amsterdam representing Notts County FC

16 May 2016

This will be the second time Ian Orton has used pedal power to get to Amsterdam in the name of Notts County, to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Ian was also in the saddle two years ago and rode from London to Amsterdam, along with legends Viv Anderson and Terry Butcher. Here, he tells us a little bit more about why he is attempting this epic challenge this time around:

"So, two years on, I'm getting back in the saddle and cycling from Barnsley FC to Amsterdam (Ajax) as part of the PCUK Football to Amsterdam challenge.

Why? Well, my dad died from prostate cancer three years ago, and my granddad also died from the disease. My dad would have been 80 this year - just a few days before this challenge takes place, so it seemed like a good idea to commemorate this by putting myself through two days on torture on a bike and raise a bit of cash and awareness for worthy cause!

It would be great if you could help me with my fundraising - but at the very least if you are a man in his 40'/50's, keep a check on your prostate health and get yourself regularly checked. I get checked every year and it's via a PSA blood test (not a roaming finger!), takes seconds for peace of mind!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity."

You can donate to this fantastic cause and support Ian Orton's ride here. 

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