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Ex-Players On Tour of Suffolk
Saturday, 13th May 2017 10:26

Former Blues Russell Osman, Titus Bramble, Mick Stockwell and Alan Lee, Town’s U18s coach, are among 100 cyclists taking part in TEAMITFC’s Tour of Suffolk charity cycle ride this weekend.

TEAMITFC will ride 150 miles over two days, leaving Portman Road at 9.15am on Sunday before arriving back at the club on Monday at 4pm.

The trip will take them through the Suffolk countryside and then, after staying overnight at Potters Resort in Hopton, back to Ipswich down the coast via Southwold and Woodbridge.

Simon Milton, Town’s director of academy sales, who is the man behind TEAMITFC, is unable to take part in the ride as a cyclist having ruptured his achilles in the recent legends match in Bury.

In each of the last three years TEAMITFC has taken on a cycle challenge which between them have helped raise more than £250,000 for charity.

Also taking part in the ride is Shaun Whiter, one of the local footballers seriously injured in a hit and run incident in Newmarket last July.

Whiter, who played local football for Newmarket Town and Soham Town Rangers, will be completing the ride on a specially-designed bike, having had both his legs amputated when he and his friend Joey Abbs were struck by a car as they were changing a wheel by the roadside, and will also be raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

This trip will see funds raised for Prostate Cancer UK, the Friends of Ipswich Town and various other nominated charities.

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midastouch added 22:34 - May 14
Saw Whiter on the local news tonight, what an inspiration. Clearly he's not letting serious adversity get in his way, great effort all round.

essexbluey added 08:37 - May 15
Think it's great for the guy who lost his legs but as for the other's its just an ego trip hope they enjoy a nice COKE, NON SPK OUT ABOUT HOW THE CLUB IS FALLING APART AND ALL GUILTY OF KILLING OUR CLUB SLOWLY, TEAM EGO COKE

50yearsablue added 13:43 - May 15
That is an appalling comment essexbluey. These guys are raising money for charity and because they are 'names' they are likely to be more successful. One of the charities is prostate cancer, for which I have been treated for the last 4 years. How sad you cannot appreciate and respect what they are doing. Even better, join in next year for your own ego trip

3_5_2 added 20:09 - May 15
Totally agree 50
Speaking as one of the 100 people who finished this ride today and so ridden alongside these players

This ( along with the Amsterdam cycle rides) have raised £250,000 so far.

Join up next year and put your money where your mouth is


DebenBlue added 20:12 - May 15
EssexBluey - I've just completed the 2 day 150 mile ride. Over 100 people took part raising thousands for the academy, prostrate cancer and other charities. Watching Shaun completed day 1 & 2 was purely inspirational and all the ex players were proud to represent the club and very approachable. I suggest next time you make such stupid childish comments you get your facts right 1st.

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