Chairman ready for Carlisle ride.
Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling’s fundraising efforts for Teenage Cancer Trust reach a crescendo this week with a cycle ride the length of the United Kingdom.
Having cycled to Preston on the opening day of the season, Robbie and a support team of cyclists will make the 320 mile trip to Carlisle United this weekend for the U’s crucial final day fixture at Brunton Park.
During the course of the season, Robbie has also run from his home to the stadium for each home fixture, totalling nearly 350 miles to add to his two gargantuan cycling efforts.
Robbie’s efforts are in memory of U’s supporter Emily Begg, who passed away aged just 14 having suffered from leukaemia.
And the Colchester chairman will be joined by Emily’s father Stuart for the trek to Carlisle this week.
He said: “I’m delighted that Stuart is able to join us for the long ride to Carlisle. He and his family are the reason that Colchester United began their association with Teenage Cancer Trust, following Emily’s sad death, and it is very fitting that he can help us with our ride to Brunton Park.
“I will complete my runs to home games ahead of the match against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, before leaving to go to Carlisle on Tuesday. I hope that our efforts raise plenty of funds for this very worthy cause.”
Robbie’s route will be as follows, as he prepares to watch his team at Carlisle on Saturday:-
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Departure: Florence Park at 10am.
Destination: Premier Inn, Peterborough (Norman Cross A1(M), J16), Norman Cross, Peterborough, PE7 3TB
Distance: 78.6 Miles
Wednesday 24th April 2013
Departure: Premier Inn, Peterborough (Norman Cross A1(M), J16), Norman Cross, Peterborough, PE7 3TB
Destination: Best Western, West Retford Hotel, 24 North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XG (0845 373 0982, westretfordhotel.co.uk)
Distance: 76.3 Miles
Thursday 25th April 2013
Departure: Best Western, West Retford Hotel
Destination: St Georges Court, Old Home Farm,Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3PJ (01765 620 618)
Friday 26th April 2013
Departure: St Georges Court, Old Home Farm, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Destination: Premier Inn, Carleton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 0AD (0871 527 8206)
Distance: 86.8 Miles
Saturday 27th April 2013
Departure: Premier Inn, Carleton, Carlisle
Destination: Carlisle United FC, Brunton Park, Warwick Rd, Carlisle, CA1 1LL
Distance: 3.4 Miles