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20 January 2016

It’s your last chance to sign up and represent Latics 2 Amsterdam in the biggest party in football.

  • Last chance to ride as part of the Latics2Amsterdam team.
  • Ride in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
  • Latics2A have already raised over £5,500.
Join us and the Football League’s Official Charity Partner, Prostate Cancer UK, alongside former England internationals Terry Butcher and Viv Anderson on a once in a lifetime pedal-powered pilgrimage to Amsterdam climaxing in a truly unforgettable night out in Dam Square.

You and your mates can join Latics 2 Amsterdam today for the Football to Amsterdam 2016, a two day cycle challenge where you can raise cash to beat prostate cancer.

There’s going to be windmills, there’s going to be Dutch beer, and there’s going to be a big celebration in de Dam. All you need to do is swap your football boots for a cycling jersey and pedal 145 miles to get there… easy right?

Last year the ride sold out and places are going fast. Don’t miss out: Book your place today.

The 2016 dates are 3-5 June, with the Latics 2 Amsterdam team starting from the Olympic Park in London catching the Harwich ferry. Once they make it to the other side, all teams will converge in Amsterdam on the Saturday night for a big party.


Registration fee is £149. Each rider will pledge to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship to help fight back against a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK.

You can also check out last year’s ride here and find out where your club is on the 2016 leader board. If you have any questions you can email our friends at Prostate Cancer UK or give them a call on 020 3310 7034.


Latics2A team presented with shirts at half time against Blackpool.

The 13-cyclist team is spear-headed by 2015 riders John Heeley and Peter Mulqueeney, who between them managed to raise almost £6,000, a target they are close to beating this time around, with four months to go until the ride itself!

John, Peter and the rest of the team were presented with limited edition Latics cycling shirts at half time of December's home match against Blackpool, which they'll be wearing to represent the club during the event.  On the day the Latics2A team carried out a bucket collection, with Latics supporters helping to raise £650 to go towards their fundraising total.

Peter and John celebrate completing the 2015 ride outside the Amsterdam Arena.

Latics2A are also putting on fundraising events in the build-up to the cycle, with the Black Tie Charity Glitter Ball Dinner Dance set to steal the show on Friday 22 April 2016 in the DW Sports Fitness Lounge at the DW Stadium.

World class entertainment will be on offer in the form of King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys, with the evening being compered by the legendary radio broadcaster Allan Beswick from BBC local radio.

Tickets are priced at just £50 which includes a full dinner. A variety of corporate sponsorship packages are available, ranging from £750 to £1500 per table.

Almost 40 local businesses have already joined the Latics2A 100 club and  Latics2A are looking for a further 60 businesses to take the number up to 100.

To join the 100 Club they are asking for a donation of £100 and in return each sponsor gets:
  • A banner advert on their dedicated 100 Club page linking to a full page advert on the Latics2Amsterdam website.
  • Links to their own company website (which will help improve Google page rankings).
  • Links to company social media pages, Facebook, Twitter Linked In etc.
  • During the campaign, Latics2A will take out an advertisement in the local press which will mention our sponsors.
  • Latics2A will have a feature in a Wigan Athletic program, which again, will mention the sponsors.
  • Latics2A will arrange a sponsors networking event to which the Mayor and local press will be invited.
You can also track the progress of the Latics2A team on their website at or by following them on Twitter @Latics2A

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