Stevenage footballers set to take on charity cycle ride to Cambridge ahead of Abbey Stadium clash

Chairman of Stevenage Ladies FC, Alex Tunbridge, and some of the players are training hard for the c

Chairman of Stevenage Ladies FC, Alex Tunbridge, and some of the players are training hard for the cycle ride. - Credit: Archant

A football team will be using pedal power to get to a big match when they participate in a charity cycle ride.

Stevenage Ladies FC will be cycling from The Lamex Stadium in Stevenage to The Abbey Stadium in Cambridge on Saturday, September 26.

They will be riding 35 miles to raise money for improvements at their home ground in Codicote.

Along with the ladies squad, there will also be supporters and officials of Stevenage FC who will be using the novel form of transport to get to the Skybet League Two game. Once at the ground, the cyclists will be holding bucket collections to help boost the fundraiser.

Stevenage Ladies FC play in the fourth tier of the ladies game and in order to progress up the pyramid require floodlights, a 100-seat stand and pitch refurbishments.

The team, in partnership with Codicote FC, have secured Football Foundation funding and must now raise £20,000 to progress with the project.

Alex Tunbridge, chairman of Stevenage Ladies FC, said: “The ride is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise funds to secure the long-term future of the team, allowing us to create a legacy for female football in the area.”

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To make a donation, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for ‘Stevenage Ladies FC’ under ‘fundraising events’.