Speed Cycle participants visit Wanderers as part of their fundraising journey

The 22 riders involved in Everton In The Community's Speed Cycle fundraising campaign visited Wanderers' University of Bolton Stadium home on Sunday as part of their 230 mile journey.

Backed and endorsed by Gary’s parents Carol and Roger, The Speed Cycle saw the group trek between all of the Wales international’s former clubs, setting off from Newcastle United in the early hours of Saturday 1 June and heading to Elland Road, home of Leeds United. 

Sunday 2 June then saw the cyclists take on the hills of Yorkshire and Lancashire as they travelled to Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers - where they were greeted by former Whites defender Nicky Hunt - before the final leg brings them back to Goodison Park on Sunday evening.

The target for The Speed Cycle was set at £65,000 – representing the 65 times boyhood Blue Speed played for Everton during a glittering playing career.

All money raised from The Speed Cycle will go towards helping Everton in the Community reach its £1million fundraising target to build The People’s Place - a purpose-built mental health facility close to Goodison Park that will support anyone in times of need.

For more information on The People’s Place visit www.peoplesplace.net.

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