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Players join charity cycle ride

8 April 2014

Mansfield Town striker Ben Hutchinson and goalkeeper Ian Deakin are the latest personalities who have agreed to take part in a gruelling bike challenge from London to Amsterdam this summer.

Chairman John Radford will lead our group on the epic cyclathon in June, which has been arranged by the Football League in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Mr Radford will also be joined on the quest by Mark Stevenson (Head of Media & Communications), Stuart Eggleshaw (Scoreboard Operator) and Doug Carroll (better known as Sammy the Stag).

Our group of six will depart Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium on Friday 06 June and ride through the Suffolk countryside to Harwich, before boarding an overnight ferry to the Netherlands.

On Saturday, they will battle against fatigue to cycle a further 60 miles to their destination, the Amsterdam Arena, which is home to four-time European Cup champions AFC Ajax.

Former Celtic striker Ben Hutchinson said: "The ride is for a good cause; prostate cancer affects a lot of people. It'll also be great for my fitness, heading into next season!"

Added goalkeeper Ian Deakin: "My family has been affected by cancer, albeit not prostate, but it's important to raise awareness about cancer on the whole."

You can sponsor the club by donating online here. Every donation is most appreciated by Mansfield Town Football Club and Prostate Cancer.

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