London football team travel to UEFA European Championship in France on Brompton folding bikes for Charity
Fourteen players from a popular Sunday league football team are attempting to travel over 600 miles to UEFA Euro 2016 in Marseille on loaned Brompton bicycles.
Amateur team Huracan FC London, who rose to fame after being invited to Argentina to play in the Premiere League teams Stadium, Club Atlético Huracán – their namesake, and amassing over 70,000 Facebook fans, have just 7 days to reach Marseille in time for England’s opening game.
Setting off from London on Saturday 4 June, the Clapham Common based team aim to raise £14,000 for the Huracan Foundation, a Foundation they set up to use football to transform disadvantaged communities across the world and give back to the communities in Argentina who supported them.
On their chances of success, team member and daily Brompton commuter Howie Mantell said: “The bikes are typically used for 15-30 minute commuting trips. We will be in the saddle for up to 8 hours a day over the course of the week – it’s not going to be easy but I think we will definitely turn some heads!
Our amateur Sunday league team has always captured the imagination of the public because of our unique relationship with Club Atlético Huracán and our fantastic Argentinian fan base. This year we continue to raise money for The Huracan Foundation by taking on our biggest physical challenge yet.”
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