STOKE CITY’S Scotland international midfielder Charlie Adam has thrown his support behind a charity bike ride which will benefit two fantastic charities, while uniting the auld enemy.
In 2012 a number of Stoke City and Glasgow Rangers fans hit the road to cycle 300 miles from the Britannia Stadium to Ibrox, raising thousands for the Stoke City Community Trust and Rangers Charity Foundation in the process.
It proved to be such a success that they are doing it all over again – albeit this time setting off from north of the border to cycle to Staffordshire.
Adam, who started his career with Rangers and is now a key figure in Mark Hughes’ Stoke squad, said: “I would urge as many fans of both clubs as possible to take on the challenge.
“I know that last year’s event united fans from both clubs and local charities benefitted enormously from the efforts of the cyclists. It’s a wonderful initiative that deserves as much support as possible.”
James Bertram, founder of the cycle, said: “We are a group of football fans who want to give something back to our local communities and we are showing that by working together we can tackle this huge distance and raise lots of money for some very worthy charities. We'll also have lots of fun on the way!"
The cycle challenge is being supported by Marbill Coaches, Evans Halshaw, Brian Rourke, Longstaff cycles, Enterprise rent a car, Pure Gym Stoke, Nuffield Health, Provision cycle clothing, the Louden Tavern, Coopers Bar Wishaw and PREM Management.