Doncaster Rovers players saddle up for fundraiser

Doncaster Rovers first team fan favourites George Friend and James O'Connor with Yorkshire Cancer Research's Chief Executive Mark Stevens (middle).
Doncaster Rovers first team fan favourites George Friend and James O'Connor with Yorkshire Cancer Research's Chief Executive Mark Stevens (middle).
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IT may be the end of the season for Doncaster Rovers FC but the club’s players are still keen to put their nimble feet to good use over the summer.

First team favourites James O’Connor and George Friend have helped Yorkshire Cancer Research launch its forthcoming Pedal for Pounds South cycling event.

The popular pair decided to join the regional cancer charity in promoting the 19 mile or 48 mile sponsored bike ride around the South Yorkshire countryside on August 21 after hearing how 259 people die from cancer every week in Yorkshire alone where survival rates still lag behind most parts of the UK.

The footballers were joined by Shelley Richiardi and Steve Kettlewood from bike store Cyclelife Doncaster, which kindly offered them bikes to practise on around the stadium for the launch.

Pedal For Pounds South will ensemble at The Great Outdoors Activities Centre in Finningley on August 21..

Entrants must be aged over 11 years of age and entry cost £18 which includes a sponsorship pack, training guide, T-shirt, certificate, medal and refreshments.

Last year the family cycling event raised thousands of pounds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

To enter this year’s event visit www.ycr.org.uk/pedal or call 01423 877210.