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WIGAN ATHLETIC FANS DONATE £650 TO LATICS 2 AMSTERDAM CYCLE TEAM

15 December 2015

Latics 2 Amsterdam cycling team’s fundraising total up to £5500.

  • Latics 2 Amsterdam team presented with Wigan Athletic cycling shirts.
  • Limited edition Latics cycling shirts available in Club Shop for £41.99.
  • Cyclists raised over £5500 for Prostate Cancer UK so far.

The Latics 2 Amsterdam team – Wigan Athletic fans and cyclists who are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by riding from London to Amsterdam next year – were presented with limited edition Latics cycling shirts by Club Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson at Saturday’s Sky Bet League One match against Blackpool.

The team of 12 riders were the first people to get their hands on the cycling shirts and will now be able to show off their club colours when they take part in the charity cycle ride next June.

The shirts, which are the perfect Christmas present for any fan who is a keen cyclist, are available from the Club Shop priced at £41.99.

Before the game, the riders held a bucket collection outside and around the stadium and raised £653.56 for the team, bringing their current total to a fantastic £5565.16.

So far 12 Latics supporters have signed up to represent the club on the 145 mile bike ride, which will leave from the iconic Olympic Park in East London on 3rd June 2016. 

Over three days, the cyclists will ride the course raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, alongside riders from other football club’s up and down the country, in conjunction with the Football League.

You can follow the Latics 2 Amsterdam team on their Twitter account @Latics2A, with more information available on their website – latics2amsterdam.co.uk

In 2015, the collective Men United squad raised a whopping £350,000 for PCUK, an amount which will go a long way in helping men who are affected by the disease and crucially pave the way for new research and treatments.

Registration for the ride is now open, with the race registration fee costing £149. Each rider will pledge to raise a minimum of £1000 in sponsorship to help fight back against a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK alone. 

To register, go to www.prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam

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