Gareth Lester completes L2A bike ride for Prostate Cancer UK

Former employee of the club represented Bolton Wanderers at the recent charity bike ride in support of prostate cancer

One of the club’s former employees represented Bolton Wanderers as he completed a 145-mile bike ride from London to Amsterdam with the Men United Team in support of Prostate Cancer UK last weekend.

Gareth Lester, who previously worked on the ground staff team at the club for 17-and-a-half years, made the journey over two days between June 12 and 14 to raise money to help beat prostate cancer.

Participating in memory of another former Bolton Wanderers employee Dave Melling who sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer in September 2014, Gareth was named as Bolton Wanderers’ club champion back in December of last year.

The peloton began at Leyton Orient FC’s Matchroom Stadium on Friday morning, with over 250 people taking part in the journey to Ajax’s Amsterdam ArenA alongside former professional footballers Luther Blissett, Terry Butcher and Matt Holland

The third annual #L2A was held with the aim of raising over £250,000 to help save men’s lives from a disease which kills one man every hour in the UK, with the 2014 event having raised more than £200,000.

Donations are still being accepted on Gareth’s JustGiving page – to sponsor him, please visit or alternatively, please text BWFC 68 plus the donation amount to 70070.

For more information on the bike ride itself, please visit

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