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Ex-Owl saddles up for PCUK!

26 January 2016

Fans of all clubs are invited to join former England stars Viv Anderson and Terry Butcher, together with Prostate Cancer UK, for an exclusive football-focused chat.

Ex-Owls defender Anderson and Butcher will be at the Copthorne Hotel, Sheffield, on Wednesday 27 January to discuss two important football events this year – Euro 2016 and Football to Amsterdam 2016, Prostate Cancer UK’s end of season football fundraiser.

The two former England stars are heading to Europe a week before Euro 2016 having signed up to Football to Amsterdam – a two-day, 145-mile cycle challenge.

For the fourth year the event will start in London, but there are also two new starting spots for 2016, Ipswich Town FC and Barnsley FC – and there is still time to join the duo in the peloton.

Before their training starts in earnest, Anderson and Butcher will be giving their opinions to BBC sports journalist Damian Johnson in Sheffield. And you can be there for free by signing up HERE

Anderson said: “When I was invited to do the ride, I thought 145 miles is a long way but I realised with the right bike and a bit of training it was very much achievable. And when I heard Butch was going, and about the cause I was ready to sign for my new team, Men United.

“While 1 in 8 men get prostate cancer, I was shocked to learn 1 in 4 black guys will get the disease in their lifetime. These statistics are unacceptable, and that’s why me, Terry and 500 fans are cycling to Amsterdam this summer to beat prostate cancer.”

By the end of the 2016 cycle challenge, Prostate Cancer UK hope to hit the cumulative £1,000,000 mark from their fourth end of season football fundraiser which started in 2013 with around 30 riders, quickly reaching 150 in 2014 before selling out in 2015. This year the ride is set to grow to 500 fans from clubs across the football fraternity.

Places for this special event at the Copthorne Hotel are limited, and a light bite will provided shortly before the evening’s Capital One Cup semi final shown live on Sky Sports following the football debate with Viv and Terry.

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