Two Sheffield Wednesday fans are preparing for a charity bike ride that will see them travel 145 miles to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer UK – the official Charity Partner of the Football League.
Steve Prowse, 28, and Marc Lister, 32, will be joining more than 250 riders in the bike challenge and will represent the Owls in the event. The duo will be leaving from Barnsley FC’s Oakwell Stadium and travel to Amsterdam over a two day period.
Owls star Barry Bannan has also shown his support to Steve and Marc and has wished them luck in the challenge.
Steve said: “As a lifelong Wednesdayite and having found a love for cycling this year, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join this event and fly the flag for the Owls in Europe.
“1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime and if the funds we raise can help towards improving this statistic then the physical challenge of wearing lycra and spending two days in the saddle cycling 145 miles will be well worth it!"
Mark said: “I’d like to thank the club and our fans for the help and support in raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, more than 42,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and the money raised will be going to a great cause.
"I’m looking forward to the challenge as it’s something different to what I’m used to, as a keen cyclist you’ll usually find me on a mountain bike out in the peaks not riding 145 miles over two days!”
In 2015, the event raised an impressive £350,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, an amount that will go a long way in helping men who are affected by the disease and crucially pave the way for new research and treatments.
To donate and support the pair in their challenge visit www.justgiving.com/Marc-Lister1867 or www.justgiving.com/Steve-Prowse1
Good luck, Steve and Marc!