9 Jun 2014
In - Football

London to Amsterdam Challenge 2014 (6-8 June)
Men United v Prostate Cancer

Match report:

With the football season over, and as the nation prepares for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, we celebrated our Official Charity Partnership with over 50 Football League clubs and a team from talkSPORT with 150 mile cycle ride from London to Amsterdam.

DAY 1: Leyton Orient FC to Harwich

Luther Start Sky Sports L2A 2014

Former England, AC Milan and Watford star Luther Blissett speaks to Sky Sports outside The Matchroom Stadium, the home of Leyton Orient shortly before setting off with 150 others to Amsterdam.

With the football season over, and as the nation prepares for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, we celebrated our Official Charity Partnership with over 50 Football League clubs and a team from talkSPORT with 150 mile cycle ride from London to Amsterdam.

L2A Ipswich Day 1 Lunch

The 18 strong team from Ipswich took time out during The Bull, Totham, for a team photo, in high spirits throughout the trip, they finished off with a rendition of an American classic on the train home

Owen Perry Leigh Colchester Day 1

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it's Micky Adams zooming off into the distance as former Colchester United player Perry Groves, Prostate Cancer UK Chief Executive Owen Sharp and #COLU rider Lea Finch look on from the feed station at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, the home of Colchester United.

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Our riders listen intently (they daren't do anything else) as Henk 'stay safe' Blanckenberg tells us how it's going to be as 150 riders #GoDutch on Day 2.

Swindon Town L2A Ajax

Imagine a lot of flat yet beautiful countryside with canals. And then 50 miles later we arrive at the Amsterdam Arena. Our Swindon Town representative (Adam Wainwright) and the largest support team on the ride are amongst the first to arrive at the home of AFC Ajax.

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The whole team arrive for the classic 'team shot in front of the fanshop and museum' photo.

Middlesborough L2A Finish

Following a short ride to the final finishing point, Hotel Musica, riders relax with a cold beer and a jolly good sit before a celebration dinner. The Middlesborough team (from left to right): MFC Sales Manager Lee Fryett, Head of Commercial Matt Smith, Helen Appleton and Jo Campbell from Account, and former players Neil Maddison and Steve Vickers chilaxing after the event.

Take a look at Neil Maddison's London to Amsterdam trip blog.

As for the Saturday night the team headed to Dam Square to watch England v Honduras and ....er....well you should have been there to find out the rest.

If you want to be there next year for the London to Amsterdam Challenge 2015 you can register your interest here.

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