Falcons stars cheer on ‘Tour de Prem’ cyclists

Tuesday 28 September 2021 Written by: Adam

The ‘Tour de Prem’ sees Matt Price and Mark Ward covering a total of 850 miles in 12 days, with proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Having started at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park Stadium, the pair will pedal their way to every other ground in the league, including Manchester, Leicester, London, Bristol and Exeter.

Matt and Mark were motivated to take on the challenge by the death of their friend and former rugby club chairman Simon Adams, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2009 and sadly died in 2011.

Marking ten years since Simon’s passing, the pair hope to raise £15,000 by taking donations from the public as well as auctioning off a signed shirt from each club they will visit along the way.

Those funds will add to a pot which already sits at £565,000 – Simon having set a goal of raising £1,000,000 to fund research into the currently-incurable condition only two weeks after his diagnosis.

Matt said: “This year we’ll be marking the ten-year anniversary of Simon’s passing, so it seems like the right time to do this fundraiser. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to visit Newcastle Falcons and all the other Premiership Rugby clubs along the way.”

Mark added: “It’s Matt’s fault I got roped into this. I hate cycling, but I’m doing it for Simon!”

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[1]: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tourdeprem1
[2]: http://www.tourdeprem.com