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Charity: AFC Bournemouth supporter challenges Cherries midfield to a distance duel

Posted: Wed 30 Mar 2016

AFC Bournemouth supporter Gary Trudgett has challenged the Cherries midfield to a war of miles over April.

Now cycling enthusiast Trudgett, as part of his training to represent AFC Bournemouth in Prostate Cancer UK’s 145-mile London to Amsterdam bike ride, will go head-to-head with the midfield four.

The players collectively covered 179.6 km across four league games in March, whilst Gary clocked 207.9 km throughout a tough month of training. With five matches scheduled in for April, it’s guaranteed to be a close call!

“It’s a daunting challenge but one I am really looking forward to,” commented Trudgett.

“Especially as the lads in the midfield are topping the league tables in terms of running stats and distance covered at the moment. Fitness is such a key factor in the AFC Bournemouth team.

“That said, hopefully there will be a few games that the boys are winning comfortably and Eddie [Howe] can give them a rest for the final 10 or 15 minutes. Maybe that’ll give me a chance to win!”

Trudgett will take on Prostate Cancer UK’s ride from London to Amsterdam on June 3rd 2016 alongside England legend Terry Butcher, former Cherry Luther Blissett and over 500 other supporters from across the country.

The aim of the annual cycle is to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and promote the charities movement, Men United. 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – stats show that 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. 
Cherries supporters wanting to sponsor Gary and donate to Prostate Cancer UK are able to do so here.