Football to Amsterdam 2018

Leave your rivalries on the pitch and join a 145 mile pedal pilgrimage to Amsterdam to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

On 1-3 June 2018, two weeks before the World Cup kicks off, hundreds of football fans will unite to cycle 145 miles over two days, finishing at Ajax's Amsterdam ArenA - and you could be one of them.

It's an opportunity to meet like-minded people and most importantly raise funds and awareness to beat a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes.

Interested?

Let us know you're interested and we'll be in touch.

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A game of two halves

One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer - that's two men during a football match - but it doesn't have to be this way.

Our aim is turn the game around for men everywhere - to stop prostate cancer being a killer - and we want you to join our team and take action.

The stats from Football to Amsterdam 2017:

  • 380 football fans
  • 145 miles cycled
  • £600,000 raised

£600,000 could pay for over a year's worth of life-saving research to save a man's life.

Now it's your turn to make a difference in the second half. Help us turn the game around and join hundreds of football fans in making it happen.

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Cycling for dad

Laura and Paul's story

Route

What’s the route?

There are two routes to choose from – you can either kick-off from the Lee Valley VeloPark or start from Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium. Both routes will take an overnight ferry from Harwich and Hull respectively before converging in Holland on Day Two.

Day Two is a flat and scenic ride along the Dutch canal paths before finishing at Ajax’s Amsterdam ArenA to celebrate your achievements and get ready for a big night out.

Strava routes (note these are subject to change):

Yorkshire to Amsterdam Day One
Yorkshire to Amsterdam Day Two

London to Amsterdam Day One
London to Amsterdam Day Two

Got any questions? Send us an email

Costs and fundraising

How much does it cost?

The earlier you sign up the cheaper it will be. There is currently a £50 early bird discount when you sign up - just use the code EARLYBIRD50 at the checkout to save £50 on your reg fee. This offer won't last, so sign up soon to avoid paying more.

There are two options when it comes to sponsorship:

Option 1: Minimum sponsorship

Pay a £175 non-refundable registration fee (£125 with the early bird discount) and then pledge to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid).

Enter promo code EARLYBIRD50 at the checkout to save £50 on your reg fee.

Option 2: Self-funder

Pay a £175 non-refundable registration fee (£125 with the early bird discount) and then pay a further £495 if doing the London route, or £570 for the Yorkshire route by 26 March 2018 to cover your full event costs. We'd then ask you to raise as much as you can with a recommended minimum of £250.

Fundraising can seem quite daunting but we’ll be there to help you smash your target with tips, fundraising advice and resources and materials, plus the earlier you sign up the easier it is to exceed your sponsorship goal.

A to Z of fundraising ideas
F2A signage

What's included?

What's included?

We'll look after you and your bike throughout the event, from the moment you arrive on Friday morning, to the moment you say farewell on the Sunday. The support we provide includes:

  • Two nights accommodation
  • All meals from Friday morning through to Sunday morning
  • All travel including return Eurostar or flights depending on which route you do and coaches back to start point (this includes bike transfer)
  • Fully signed route, with feed stations, mechanical and medical support
  • Finishers Medal and orange F2A wristband
  • Your own Men United cycle jersey

Let us know you are interested in F2A
BCC cyclists

Training

Will I be fit enough?

This ride is designed to be a challenge but achievable with the right training. We’ll provide you with training guides, put you in touch with cycling experts and link you up with fellow riders in your area.

Many past riders have found the training has made them healthier and helped them shed the pounds (right in time for their summer holidays!)

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