St Albans Saints cyclists ride to Amsterdam to help fight prostate cancer

Co-owner of the club, Lawrence Levy (left) with supporters Phill Coates (middle) and Brian Robson (r

Co-owner of the club, Lawrence Levy (left) with supporters Phill Coates (middle) and Brian Robson (right) - Credit: Archant

Football boss, Lawrence Levy, and two fans hope they have helped to rule prostate cancer offside by spending two days on a charity cycle ride to Amsterdam.

Lawrence, co-owner of St Albans City FC who lives in Marshalswick, was joined by two supporters of the club, Brian Robson and Phill Coates, to take part in the Prostate Cancer UK Football to Amsterdam challenge.

A total of 250 cyclists made their way to Amsterdam from the Olympic Velodrome at Stratford and a further 100 travelled from Barnsley to the same destination.

After the challenge, all the teams met up to celebrate their achievements.

Phill, who lives off Harpenden Road, St Albans, wanted to support the cause after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. He said: “The charity were of invaluable help to me before and after surgery.

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“The club have really got behind the charity, which are the official charity of the Football League.

“Lawrence, Brian and I really enjoyed the camaraderie with the 300 riders that took part in this year’s ride, representing football clubs from all over the country.”

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The St Albans City team have been raising awareness of prostate cancer to the community by holding collections at some of their games. The cycle group has raised £3,175 so far and would love to raise more through their Just Giving page.

Phill added: “Supporters who have really got behind the charity, made it all that even more special.”

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