Football to Amsterdam 2019

Leave your rivalries on the pitch and help stop prostate cancer being a killer

On 7-9 June 2019, more than 500 football fans will unite to cycle 145 miles over two days, finishing at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff Arena.

Plus, sign up before #OrangeFriday on 30 November and not only will you get £25 off the registration fee we'll also send you a Terry’s Chocolate Orange! Just use code ORANGE25 at the checkout. 

A game of two halves

Prostate cancer kills 1 man every 45 minutes - that's two men during a football match - but it doesn't have to be this way.

Our aim is turn the game around for men everywhere - to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Why sign up?

  • Help us raise over £600,000 to fund research to stop prostate cancer being a killer
  • Represent your favourite club
  • Join hundreds of football fans and enjoy the banter on the ride
  • Transport, accommodation and food costs covered
  • Enjoy a celebration dinner and night out in Amsterdam
  • Receive a Prostate Cancer UK cycling jersey 

Help us turn the game around and relegate prostate cancer forever. 

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What’s the route?

There are two routes to choose from – you can either kick-off from the Lee Valley VeloPark or start from Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium. Both routes will take an overnight ferry from Harwich and Hull respectively before converging in Holland on Day Two.

Day Two is a flat and scenic ride along the Dutch canal paths before finishing at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff Arena to celebrate your achievements and get ready for a big night out.

Strava routes (please note these are a guide and are subject to change):

How do I get signed up?

*Registration fee is £175 but if you sign up before #OrangeFriday on 30 November you'll not only get £25 off the registration fee but we'll also send you a chocolate orange! Just use code ORANGE25 at the checkout when you register.

There are two options when it comes to taking part. 

Option 1: Minimum sponsorship

  • Pay a £175 non-refundable registration fee (£150 with the ORANGE25 discount code)
  • Pledge to raise a minimum of £1,200 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid)

Option 2: Self-funder

  • Pay a £175 non-refundable registration fee (£150 with the ORANGE25 discount code) and then pay a further £520 if doing the London route, or £615 for the Yorkshire route by 1 April 2019 to cover your full event costs.
  • We'd then ask you to raise as much as you can with a recommended minimum of £350.

Fundraising can seem quite daunting but we’ll be there to help you smash your target with tips, fundraising advice and resources and materials, plus the earlier you sign up the easier it is to exceed your sponsorship goal.

What's included?

We'll look after you and your bike throughout the event, from the moment you arrive on Friday morning, to the moment you say farewell on the Sunday. The support we provide includes:

  • Two nights accommodation
  • All meals plus plenty of snacks at the food stations to keep you going
  • All travel including return Eurostar or flights depending on which route you do and coaches back to start point (this includes bike transfer)
  • Fully signed route, cycle guides, mechanical and medical support
  • Finishers Medal and orange F2A wristband
  • Your own Prostate Cancer UK cycle jersey

Will I be fit enough?

This ride is designed to be a challenge but achievable with the right training. We’ll provide you with training guides, put you in touch with cycling experts and link you up with fellow riders in your area.

Many past riders have found the training has made them healthier and helped them shed the pounds (right in time for their summer holidays!)