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CALDERWOOD TO START BRUSSELS BIKE RIDE

27 May 2016

Albion's assistant manager will cycle the first day of the challenge.


Brighton & Hove Albion’s assistant manager, Colin Calderwood, is taking part in the first day of a Brighton to Brussels charity cycle challenge.

Capped 36 times by Scotland, Calderwood enjoyed a successful career which included more than 150 league appearances for Tottenham Hotspur.

As part of Chris Hughton’s backroom staff, he helped Albion to record one of their highest league finishes in decades.

Now he is determined to the help the Seagulls’ official charity, Albion in the Community (AITC), by taking part in its annual European cycle challenge.

A clash of dates means he is unfortunately unable to cycle the entire distance between Brighton’s American Express Community Stadium home and the Belgian capital, but he will complete day one of the three-day route.

That will see him peddle around 85 miles and AITC is hoping Albion fans will sponsor Calderwood for what still represents a mammoth challenge.

He said, “I really wanted to cycle the entire distance but because it isn’t possible this year, I still wanted show my support for AITC by joining the other cyclists for the first day.

“I have always enjoyed cycling and the work AITC does is fantastic, so I am only too happy to help in any way I can."

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Money raised from the Brighton to Brussels ride – including any sponsorship Calderwood attracts – will help fund AITC’s award-winning disability football programme.

As the largest provider of disability sport opportunities in Sussex, AITC helps hundreds of people across the county to play regular sport who otherwise may not have the chance.

Albion fans can sponsor Calderwood online at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ColinCalderwoodBHAFC

Entry for the Brighton to Brussels event is now closed, but any fans who enjoy cycling can still sign-up for AITC’s other cycle challenge – the AITC Little Big Giant.

The event takes place on Sunday 24 July and fans can opt for one of three different distances: Little (25-miles), Big (50-miles) or Giant (75-miles). Registration is available from just £25 and more details can be found online at:
http://mrcycles.co.uk/category/events/aitc/


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