Norwich City fan to cycle 115 miles before taking part in charity football match
- Credit: Andrew Coleman
A life-long Canaries fan is hoping to push himself further and travel the distance to help raise vital funds for causes close to his heart.
As well as preparing to take part in a charity football match at Carrow Road, Andrew Coleman, 29, from Luton, is currently training to cycle the 115 miles from his home to Norwich the day before the big match.
The casino technician has been a Norwich City Football Club season ticket holder for the last nine years. He has taken part four times previously in charity matches at the home of NCFC, scoring goals alongside club legends including Darren Huckerby, Jeremy Goss, and Bryan Gunn.
But not content with doing one event, Mr Coleman will also be raising money for Alzheimer's UK by completing a charity cycle ride ahead of the match.
He said: 'Everyone has had, or knows, someone that has had Alzheimer's. I was unfortunate to lose my great grandma - who I was very close to growing up - to Alzheimer's. It's not very nice to see someone you love so much go through this - losing the person that you love so much, not knowing who you are anymore.
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'This challenge is going to be a big push for me. The most I have ever cycled is 28 miles and that put me to the test.'
Mr Coleman is aiming to do the cycle ride within 10 hours. He is also hoping to break the £1,000 mark in his fund-raising efforts and is currently at £225.
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'I've got some people meeting me on the way during the cycle ride,' he said.
'It will be nice to raise as much as I can to help these two worthy causes.'
Mr Coleman will be doing the ride on Sunday, May 21, ahead of the match which is takes place on Monday, May 22.
- To find out more about Football Aid and the charity football match at Carrow Road, as well as others, please visit www.footballaid.com.
- To donate to Andrew Coleman's fund-raisers you can do so via his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/andrew-coleman-2.