26 Feb 2014
In - Football

Our partners, talkSPORT, have launched their London to Amsterdam Challenge team.

talkSPORT presenters - Arsenal legend Perry Groves will lead the 150-mile challenge, accompanied by six of talkSPORT’s finest cyclists to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Former Gunner Groves signed up for the challenge live on air during Colin Murray’s mid-morning show on Monday and, together with the six intrepid staff members, will be using pedal power to conquer the picturesque 150-mile challenge.

And the talkSPORT audience also played their part, answering the call to come up with a quirky team name – with ‘Biker Groves’ the winning entry.

Groves said: “I’m delighted to be part of the talkSPORT team in this exciting adventure and at the same time raise money and awareness for an amazing cause.

“I’m calling on all listeners to get behind me, Danny and the team to spur us on and it will be good to stop off at a club I know very well, Colchester United en route.

“Having been involved in a game against the Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United five-a-side cup winners before Christmas, I’m aware of the great relationship between talkSPORT and the charity. It’s been a while since I’ve got on my bike so it could be an interesting few days well outside my comfort zone. The squad’s looking good though, so here’s to a successful weekend courtesy of Team Biker Groves!”

As part of the launch we also secured an exclusive interview with the former Arsenal, Southampton and Colchester winger.

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Calum Macaulay, talkSPORT Managing Director, said: “Our partnership with Prostate Cancer UK over the past year has really helped raise awareness of the disease with our huge male audience. Cycling from London to Amsterdam is a massive challenge for the talkSPORT team – but one we’re delighted to be involved in. We’ll be following and supporting Perry and the team every step of the way and helping them to raise lots of money to help beat prostate cancer.”

talkSPORT listeners and fans can support the team by sponsoring them at www.justgiving.com/teams/talksport.

To join Perry, The Football League and talkSPORT’s Official Charity Partner on the London to Amsterdam Challenge visit prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam.