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Charity: Ritchie hoping to edge Cherries fan in Prostate Cancer UK war of miles

Posted: Fri 29 Apr 2016

The AFC Bournemouth midfield and Cherries supporter Gary Trudgett are neck and neck as they head into the home straight on their war of miles.

Trudgett challenged the midfield to a distance duel at the beginning of April, as the cycling enthusiast prepares to undertake Prostate Cancer UK’s London to Amsterdam charity ride.

Eddie Howe’s midfield have clocked up an impressive 218.4 miles over the past four Barclays Premier League games against Manchester City, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Chelsea.

However Trudgett, throughout a rigorous training programme, has covered 247.9 miles on his bike – giving him a lead of 29.5 miles heading into the final game of the competition.

Despite the current standings, Cherries midfielder and fellow cycling enthusiast Matt Ritchie is confident that the players can turn their deficit around in the final game against Everton.

“We are quietly confident we can catch Gary,” smiled Ritchie.

“Judging by the rules at the beginning, we could play five in midfield at Everton and that would give us an extra pair of legs, so maybe we’ll have to speak with the gaffer!

“In all seriousness though, the distance Gary has covered throughout his training has been phenomenal. 

“It will set him up really nicely for his Prostate Cancer UK ride next month, but hopefully we will just be able to nick the lead in a photo-finish!”
Cherries supporters wanting to sponsor Gary and donate to Prostate Cancer UK can do so here.