A group of football supporters set off from Newcastle United’s St James’ Park at 6am on Saturday morning as they embark on the 220-mile cycling challenge to honour the memory of Gary Speed and raise funds for Everton in the Community’s groundbreaking mental health campaign, The People’s Place.
The Speed Cycle sees the group ride to the home grounds of each team the former Everton skipper played at. The demanding route includes unforgiving climbs and lengthy, exhausting stretches.
A gruelling 114 miles will be cycled by particpants on Saturday, as they ride from the North East to Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium.
>>>Click here to learn more about the cyclists taking on The Speed Cycle challenge<<<
On Sunday, the cyclists will travel to Bramall Lane – home of Sheffield United – before riding to Bolton Wanderers’ University of Bolton Stadium and completing the epic endurance challenge at Goodison Park.
Stay up to date with the cyclists’ progress on the Everton in the Community Twitter page by clicking here.
The group are aiming to raise £65,000 towards the People’s Place project and you can support their efforts by donating here.
The #SpeedCycle team have arrived at St James’ Park all set for tomorrow, when they will begin a 230-mile cycle in memory of Gary Speed.
— Everton in the Community (@EITC) May 31, 2019