Southend one of 54 teams to take part in the memorable three day event.Over three days, ten men representing Southend United joined hundreds of other riders in making the 145-mile cycle to Amsterdam.
Led by Blues Chief Executive, Steve Kavanagh, the team set off from London’s Lee Valley VeloPark on Friday 3 June to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK – the most common cancer in males that kills one man every hour.
More than 50 league clubs were represented among the riders, which consisted of fans, ex-professionals and staff.
The Blues touched down in Amsterdam yesterday and Kavanagh, who has raised over £4,200 to the team’s total, was delighted to raise funds and awareness for a charity dear to his own heart, having lost his father to the disease.
“It was a fantastic event and superb to see such a large team from Southend United, added to which we are one of the largest fund raising teams.
Well done to everyone but especially the lads from Southend, who have raised over £15,500 between us already. This is the fourth year the event has run and I believe the fund raising from the four years has reached £1million which is unbelievable.”
The event may be over, but there is still time to donate to this worthy cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Kavanagh5 where every rider in the Southend team is listed.
Southend United would like to congratulate the team and all that took part in a magnificent event that saw the football family unite against prostate cancer.
The Blues team can be found below:
Steve Kavanagh, Simon Bryant, Riyan Dublin, Roy (Jay) Flemming, Alex Grocott, Michael Markscheffel, Gavin Markscheffel, Jarek Mankus, Joseph Rutter and Brad Warren.