A pair of brave Brentford fans who are cycling from London to Amsterdam for charity next month are looking for donations to their worthy cause.
On June 6 and 7, Mark Burridge and Karen Manders will represent Brentford FC in the Charity Cycle Challenge for Prostate Cancer UK.
Starting from Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium, the 200km route will finish at the Amsterdam Arena Stadium, home of AFC Ajax, the following day.
Charity Cycle Challenge will see 170 riders representing various Football League clubs raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, who hope to raise £100,000 from it.
Brentford FC are donating £500 to the cause to support Mark and Karen, who have so far raised almost half of their personal £4,000 target.
Burridge, who is one of the voices of the Brentford commentary team, said: “I did this last year with another fan, Richard Emment, and we thorougly enjoyed the experience, despite some first day dramas with a 20 mile detour and a broken chain. This year we are well prepared, with some 40-50 miles training cycles over the past few weekends.
“Karen and I would like to thank all Bees fans who have donated to date. We would welcome any donation you can spare to help us support the charity, whilst at the same time proudly representing Brentford FC Cycle Team.
“Thanks to your donations, at last years challenge, Brentford FC Cycle Team were leading fundraisers and proudly wore the prestigious orange jersey on day one. With your help, we hope to do the same in 2014.”
In a nod to Orient boss Russell Slade's comments after Brentford won at the Matchroom Stadium back in March, he added: “As the journey starts from Leyton Orient, when we get to Amsterdam, I expect Brentford FC Cycle Team will celebrate like we've won the Tour de France!”
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/brentfordfccycleteam. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe, and once you donate, they will send your money directly to the charity.
You can also donate a £1 by text to the number 70070, with the code BRFC99, space, then a £ sign followed by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or £10. (ie if you want to donate £2 text 70070 followed by BRFC99 £2).