Derby County staff are once again doing their bit to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK in a three-day cycle ride challenge this year.
At the end of June 2021, members of staff from the club are planning to cycle some 250 miles over the course of the three days.
Their ride, known as ‘The Founders Ride’, will see them visit the current stadium of each founding member of the Football League, all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
The ride will start at Burnley’s Turf Moor on the first day, before concluding at Derby’s Pride Park Stadium on the third and final day.
Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, and the money raised through the ride will be used to fund research into better diagnosis and treatment of the disease and support for men and their families affected.
The founding members of the Football League are: Accrington Stanley, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The staff members taking part have set a fundraising target – and if you wish to donate you can do so at: justgiving.com/fundraising/thefounderscycle
Want to know more about ‘The Founders Ride’ or are you even interesting in taking part? You can get in touch with the organisers by emailing [email protected]
Staff members from HUUB in Derby, a premium endurance sport apparel and wetsuit brand, are also joining the team on the ride, including their Founder Dean Jackson.
HUUB are helping with the logistics and routes of the ride and also supplying all riders with a specifically designed kit, focussed around the Derby County 1984 centenary shirt.
About Prostate Cancer UK
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms, which is why Prostate Cancer UK is encouraging men most at risk to speak to their GP. This includes men over 50, while black men and those with a family history of the disease should consider speaking to their doctor earlier, from the age of 45.
And to help men find out whether they are at increased risk of developing the disease, Prostate Cancer UK has launched an online risk checker, available at prostatecanceruk.org/riskchecker where Rams supporters can check their own risk in 30 seconds.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting: prostatecanceruk.org/football
Founded in 2011 by Derby Born and bred Dean Jackson, HUUB is a premium apparel brand driven by an obsessive focus on performance and innovation. Originating in the swimwear and triathlon categories, HUUB now embraces all endurance sports, most recently the cycle clothing space. HUUB products adopt the latest scientific research alongside continuous athlete feedback.
In 2013, serial Olympic medal winners Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee became brand ambassadors. Dean and David lamb the companies F.D undertook their first DCFC partnership ride in 2019 and enjoyed the event so much they are delighted to be involved for another year supplying high performance cycling kit for the gruelling event.
Find out more about HUUB by visiting: huubdesign.com