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Keith Scott does London to Amsterdam

Keith ScottFormer ‘Royal’ striker Keith Scott is riding into Europe in this year’s London to Amsterdam Challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The ‘Ride to Amsterdam’ is a special initiative involving representatives from each of the 72 Football League clubs in support of the league’s official charity partner.

The 145-mile event, which starts on Friday 12th June, includes a half-time pit-stop at Colchester United before sailing from Harwich at the end of day one.

The second day (Saturday 13th June) will take in the picturesque surroundings along the pristine pathways of the Netherlands before completing the cycle challenge by arriving at the Amsterdam Arena, home of current Dutch champions and winners of 33 Dutch league titles, Ajax.

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in the UK, and in 2014 riders from more than 50 clubs helped raise more than £200,000. This challenge holds a special meaning for Keith. He says, “I lost my dad to lung cancer in August 2011 after an 18-month battle and I witnessed first hand how cancer attacked and destroyed the once strong man who I loved and admired. His death left me completely devastated but determined to help raise funds for those charities who care for patients suffering with cancer, or those that conduct research into finding cures for this awful disease.

‘Scotty’ – who was guest speaker in hospitality at the Reading v Huddersfield Town game in March – is asking “Royals” fans to support him by pledging donations to the charity.

“I’m proud to represent everyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. If you are able to donate then I thank you sincerely and hopefully by working together we can help beat cancer.”

‘Scotty’ made 44 appearances for Reading between 1999 and 2001, scoring 8 goals. To make a donation, visit, and everyone who pledges a minimum of £5 will be entered into a prize draw to win a number of prizes.

Find out more about the cycle to Amsterdam via the Prostate Cancer UK website, go to

10 April 2015

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