Welcome To The Latics 2 Amsterdam Website
In June 2015 the Latics 2 Amsterdam team will embark on their fourth cycling challenge to Amsterdam to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the fight against Prostate Cancer, the most common cancer in men in the UK.
In 2015 a team of two, Peter Mulqueeney and John Heeley, successfully completed the ride setting off from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium and over two days cycled to the Amsterdam Arena and the home of the mighty Ajax raising well over £6,000 between them for the charity.
Over the following years the team has been joined by an increasing number of riders.
In 2016 Latics 2 Amsterdam had grown to 13 riders who together helped raise a very impressive total of over £20,000 and 12 months later some 25 members more than doubled that total with almost £50,000 going to Prostate Cancer UK.
We are now looking to build on those achievements with even more team members and even more money raised for a very worthwhile cause.
Whatever the reason, getting fitter, losing weight, doing it in the name of a loved one, or even just for the sheer fun of it, then please join us and Latics 2 Amsterdam for the ride of a lifetime and in doing so helping to save lives.
For the second year we will be cycling rom Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium before taking an overnight ferry from Hull and then converging in Holland on Day two.
The second day will be a flat and scenic ride along the Dutch canal paths before finishing at Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena.
Prostate Cancer – The Risks
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
Men aged 50 or over, men with a family history of prostate cancer and black men are more at risk of getting prostate cancer.
Across the UK
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
- Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s 129 men every day.
- Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 11,000 men every year.
- 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Over 330,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
More information on this event can be found at: http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/football-to-amsterdam-2017