17 Jul 2013

You'll never pedal alone: historic fundraiser in Bill Shankly's honour

The Shankly Bike Ride, set up in the great football manager’s honour, will take place this August. Funds raised will beshankly used by the Liverpool FC Foundation to help improve people’s lives.

The historic ride, from Glasgow to Liverpool, will take place during the lead up to the anniversary of what would have been Shankly’s 100th birthday.

Paying homage to ‘Bill’

Setting off on the 29th of August with a lap of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, scores of avid supporters and cycling enthusiasts alike will be pedaling 270 miles.

The ride, led by Liverpool Football Club legends Robbie Fowler and Steve Harkness, will pay homage to William Shankly by cycling through the key landmarks of his life and career.

From Ayrshire to Glenbuck, the birthplace of Shankly, the ride will venture on to Carlisle United where Shankly made his first team appearance. The final stage of the ride will begin at Preston North End and the Shankly Kop. For those cyclists and Reds alike who find the prospect of 270 miles just a bit too much, fans are also invited to sign up for this final stage of just 33 miles. From Preston the group will then be pedaling through Merseyside past the hallowed turf of Anfield to finish at Liverpool’s famous Pier Head.

Inspiring better futures

Dedicated to changing the lives of those who need it the most, Liverpool FC Foundation’s work provides a number of tailored programmes that inspire positive change and build better futures for young people and adults.

Rachael Aron, Foundation Events Manager, believes a key strength in the MyDonate platform is its ability to offer real-time fundraising for fans across the globe.

She said: “The BT MyDonate is a great tool for charities and fundraisers alike and the Liverpool FC Foundation is delighted to be using the online tool to support the forthcoming Shankly Bike Ride.

Supporters can donate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world, for a Club like Liverpool FC with our global fanbase this is just fantastic.”

You can view the foundation’s MyDonate page, “Pedal the Peaks for Shankly” here:

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/shankly100/100551

To sign up to either stage of the Shankly Bike ride please go to

http://www.pennineevents.co.uk/LFCENTRY/

More information about the work of Liverpool FC Foundation can be found on their dedicated website:

http://foundation.liverpoolfc.com

You can also follow them on twitter @LFCFoundation





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