Eight local football fans will be cycling from Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium to Norwich City’s Carrow Road this week in aid of Ashgate Hospice and the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
The cyclists, headed by Brampton Brewery owner Chris Radford, are set to start their journey on Thursday and aim to reach Norwich on Saturday, in order to watch the Canaries in their home game against Southampton.
They are aiming to stop off at two breweries en route, including Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet and Fox Brewery in Heacham, in keeping with the theme.
Organiser Radford is looking forward to getting on the road and hopes that the group can raise a lot of money for their respective charities.
He said: “We’ve all got our own reasons for doing it for these charities. I just hope the weather holds out.
“Everyone’s prepared and we all can’t wait to get going now. Hopefully we will raise a lot of money in the process.”
Neil Collings, a member of the cycling party, revealed how the idea came about. He explained: “One drunken evening, we decided to do something which involved both places and thought cycling would be a good idea.
“I spend a lot of time down in Norwich, so I thought I would help them out, as well as Chesterfield.”
If you wish to sponsor the group, please visit their JustGiving page and make a donation.