18th February 2013
Cyclists wishing to tackle a Yeovil Town charity challenge ahead of their last home game of the season have just a fortnight to sign up.
The Glovers entertain Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, April 20 and 100 keen fans will take to the saddle to cover the 200-mile trip from Alex’s Gresty Road home to Huish Park in the three days leading up to the clash.
Get Pedalling 2013 will see riders raise funds for the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, St Margaret’s Hospice and Prostate Cancer UK.
However, with numbers filling fast, organisers are encouraging hopeful participants to sign up as soon as possible before the March 1 deadline to avoid disappointment.
Western Gazette Sports Editor Chris Sweet is one of the cyclists involved thanks to backing from Crewkerne company Cyclelife.
Glovers’ chief executive Martyn Starnes said: “It is incredible how many people have signed up already but there is still opportunity to get involved.
“The event is supporting three fantastic, deserving causes and 100 cyclists heading south from Crewe will be a sight to behold.
“I would encourage anyone interested to sign up now. Forms are available to download from www.ytfc.net or to collect from Buckler’s Mead Sports Centre in Yeovil.”
The Community Sports Trust delivers a wide range of sports related initiatives across Somerset and Dorset, using the power of football and sport to engage individuals and to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people each year.
St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil provides specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties.
Their care is available for those who have a terminal or life-limiting illness such as cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease. Prostate Cancer UK – formerly The Prostate Cancer Charity – supports male sufferers, funds research and raises awareness about the disease.
For more information on the ride visit www.facebook.com/YTFCGetPedalling2013 or @ytfccyle2013 on Twitter. Donations towards the effort can now be made online here. Please leave the name of the cyclist you are supporting in the comments panel.
Cyclists wishing to participate can download an application form here.