A group of Bristol City supporters are backing the Bradley Lowery Foundation ahead of Saturday’s game with a mammoth bike ride from Ashton Gate to the Stadium of Light.
Eight City fans are currently en route to Wearside after departing Bristol on Tuesday morning and passing through Gloucestershire before arriving at their first stop in Kidderminster.
The City fans have already smashed their target of £5,000 with bucket collections taking place last at Ashton Gate last weekend as Lee Johnson’s side took on Leeds United.
And they’re hoping to add to their tally throughout the week as their 326-mile trek comes to a conclusion.
“After Bradley passed away I thought it would be nice for us to do something that would link the clubs ahead of the game this Saturday,” explained Tony Wilkins.
“We spoke to the City fans and we wanted to design a banner to take to the game – along with a couple of City kits with Bradley’s name on the back – with the original target to raise £2,500.”
He continued: “After setting that up, I had a phone call from Lee Rackham, who is on the ride, and the other lads also rallied together to come up with the idea of a sponsored cycle, and we raised over £5,000 before we even set off.
“We had a bucket collection last weekend at Ashton Gate for the game against Leeds United, and Bristol Sport, the Bristol City Community Trust and the clubs have shown us great support.
“We set off on Tuesday morning at 8am and we’re due to arrive at the Stadium of Light on Friday evening.”
After a good sleep, Tony Wilkins will take in Saturday’s game alongside fellow riders Craig Porter, Chris Giles, Nick Duff, Wayne Lloyd, Dean Webb, Lee Rackham and Robert Tyler.
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