Magpies fans attempt sponsored run and cycle

Magpies fans attempt sponsored run and cycle


Sophie Flowers

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Magpies fans attempt sponsored run and cycle
David Cox, 19, gets on his bike

Two football fans will take on a sponsored cycle and run to the Magpies away game on Saturday.

Maidenhead United FC fans David Cox, 19, and Dino Borge, both of the Larchfield estate in Maidenhead, will make the 20-mile journey to Hampton and Richmond FC.

The pair are hoping to replicate last year's success when they raised £600 by cycling 87 miles to Lewes FC, East Sussex. They have only just announced their latest attempt so are appealing for last minute sponsors.

David, who works as a football coach in schools, a referee and helps out at MUFC, said: "We just want to do something every year, to run or cycle to a game, to raise money for the club and the Link Foundation."

While electrician Dino will run to Surrey, David will have to cycle after discovering in training that he has shin splints and his doctor told him that running 20 miles would cause a stress fracture.

"I decided to cycle instead because I didn't want to let everyone down," he said. "We're aiming to get there an hour before to watch the match and hopefully we'll win."

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