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WIGAN ATHLETIC DONATE SHIRTS TO LATICS 2 AMSTERDAM AHEAD OF PROSTATE CANCER UK RIDE

31 May 2018

The team will be taking part in the challenge for the fourth year in a row and have raised an incredible £100,000 during this time.

  • Latics 2 Amsterdam to cycle from Oakwell to the Amsterdam Arena.
  • Group have raised nearly £40,000 so far for this year's ride. 
  • Westwood Motor Group have also donated a transport van for the trip.

A team of 24 cyclists representing Latics will make the 145 mile pedal pilgrimage to Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena this weekend to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Departing from Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium and Lee Valley VeloPark on Friday morning, 400 fans from clubs across the UK are set to take part in the event, with Latics having raised nearly £40,000 so far – the highest total from teams in the north of the country.

This year’s event will be the fourth time Latics 2 Amsterdam have competed in the challenge, with the total amount raised by the team during this period standing at an incredible £100,000.

And ahead of their ride in 2018, which aims to stop prostate cancer being a killer, the team were presented with brand new shirts by the club at the DW Stadium while Westwood Motor Group have kindly donated a transport van for the trip. 

Peter Mulqueeney, Latics 2 Amsterdam Team Captain, said: “We’re really grateful once again for the support shown to us by Wigan Athletic and Wigan Athletic Community Trust, and the new shirts will help us in our bid to raise awareness and vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

He added: “Over £100,000 has been raised since we started taking part in the challenge, and as a team we’re extremely proud of our efforts and wish to thank everyone for their kindness.”

Members of Latics 2 Amsterdam’s team also lead cycling activities for over 50s at the DW Stadium each Wednesday night at 5.30pm-7pm, with the project designed for all levels, from those who have never been on a bike, perhaps since childhood, to the more experienced cyclist.

For more information about Prostate Cancer UK, please click here.

Please follow the link here to donate to Latics 2 Amsterdam.

Email Fergus Heyes on f.heyes@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090 to register your interest in the cycling activities for over 50’s at the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through Together.

For more information about Together, please click here.


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