Supporters of Oldham Athletic are being called upon to help members of their team pick up the coveted Men United Orange Jersey during the London to Amsterdam cycle challenge between June 6-8.
More than 150 members of the football family will be cycling from London to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK – The Football League’s long-term Official Charity Partner.
Representatives from more than 50 clubs will join the peloton at Leyton Orient FC in the early hours of Friday morning with ex-England star Luther Blissett among a host of former players signed up for the exciting 150-mile challenge which hopes to raise £150,000 for the charity.
Port Vale Manager Micky Adams will also saddle up alongside former Republic of Ireland international striker Alan Lee and ex-Arsenal star Perry Groves, who will lead a contingent from radio station talkSPORT.
Also in the starting line-up are Middlesbrough duo Steve Vickers and Neil Maddison, Simon Milton, from Ipswich Town, Cheltenham Town legend Shane Duff and many more.
Aside from the former professional contingent, a plethora of personalities that form the very fabric of clubs, from boardroom to boot room, are also involved, with job titles ranging from sports scientists to scoreboard operators, not to mention a handful of club mascots.
The 'oranje overhemd' will be awarded to the top fundraiser when the ride starts at Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium on June 6, but will be worn at the start of the second day by the participant who has raised the most in the preceding 24 hours.
Less than a week before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, all roads lead to the Netherlands in the ultimate warm-up for the global football extravaganza.
From East London to the heart of Amsterdam, riders will have plenty of time to reflect on their respective team’s campaigns, as well as looking forward to the upcoming feast of samba football.
Jenny Warburton and Scott Jagger will cycle for Latics, and by using pedal power to conquer the picturesque 150-mile challenge riders will be helping more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
One in eight men will be affected by prostate cancer and there are 250,000 men living with the disease in the UK, and Jenny said: "I’m delighted to lead Latics in this exciting adventure and at the same time raise money and awareness for an amazing cause.
"I'm calling on all Oldham Athletic supporters to help keep the Orange Jersey in the family by donating via www.justgiving.com/oldham-athletic or text OAFC95 to 70070."