Working their way through the Leagues, to attack the Premiership… … on their bikes!
On the 12th of June, 3 men will embark on a mammoth journey. They are attempting to ride 400 miles between all Scottish Professional Football League Premiership grounds in just 4 days. They will finish at Hampden Park on Monday 15th June, which also marks the start of MND Awareness Week 2015.
Before the mammoth journey, they will also visit each ground in the SPFL Championship and Leagues 1 & 2 as part of their training.
John McKendrick, who is a SFA referee, has written books on cycling within Scotland. Laurie Findlay is a keen cyclist and has cycled between London and Edinburgh… … Phil Green bought his first bike at the start of the year.
Phil’s gran passed away in the late 70’s with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Back then sufferers of this condition didn’t have the help and support that is available today through MND Scotland who do a fantastic job. The purpose of the charity cycle is to raise awareness of MND and to help raise funds, which will allow MND Scotland to continue with the great work that they do.
Follow the team’s progress on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Pedal4MNDscotland
Or on twitter: @Pedal4MND
Join them for a “selfie” (bring your strip) at your team’s stadium and if you can spare a couple of pounds, please donate to www.justgiving.com/Pedal4MNDscotland.
The Pedal4MNDScotland team.
Training ride 1:
Monday 4th May – Alloa FC / Dunfermline FC / Cowdenbeath FC / Raith Rovers FC / East Fife FC. – Completed.
Training ride 2:
Sunday 17th May – Livingston FC / Hearts FC / Hibernian FC / Berwick Rangers FC. Completed
Training ride 3:
Monday 18th May – Falkirk FC / East Stirling FC / Stenhousemuir FC (18:40) / Clyde FC / Albion Rovers FC / Airdrie FC – Completed
Training ride 4:
Monday 25th May – Annan Athletic FC / Queen of the South FC / Straraer FC / Ayr United FC.
Training ride 5:
Monday 8th June – Glasgow Rangers FC / Dumbarton FC / Morton FC.
The big one (12th – 15th June):
Friday 12th June – Ross County FC (06:45) / Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (08:05) / Peterhead FC (18:45).
Saturday 13th June – Peterhead FC (06:45) / Aberdeen FC (09:40) / Montrose FC (14:00) / Brechin City FC (14:55) / Forfar Athletic FC (16:05) / Arbroath FC (17:35).
Sunday 14th June – Dundee United FC (08:25) / Dundee FC (08:25) / St Johnstone FC (10:55) / Stirling Alboin FC (14:35) / Motherwell FC (17:30)
Monday 15th June – Hamilton Accies FC (08:20) / Kilmarnock FC (10:50) / St Mirren FC (13:35) / Partick Thistle FC (14:15) / Glasgow Celtic FC (14:50) / Queens Park FC (15:15).