A group of football fans have completed an epic charity cycle challenge from Bristol to Sunderland in memory of little Bradley Lowery.
The team of Bristol City fans, made up of five cyclists and three support staff, covered a distance of about 330 miles as they took on their incredible ‘Stadium 2 Stadium’ challenge.
They set off from Bristol City’s Ashton Gate home ground on Tuesday, stopping off at other football stadia before finishing off their route at the Stadium of Light on Friday.
The team was made up of cyclists Lee Rackham, 31, Nick Duff, 34, Wayne Lloyd, 33, Dean Webb, 32, and Craig Porter, 42, while Chris Giles, Rob Tyler and Tony Wilkins made up the team of support staff.
At the finish the group was greeted by SAFC legend Jimmy Montgomery, who congratulated the lads on their efforts before taking them to the side of the pitch for photographs with a special banner made in honour of Bradley.
The group will bring the banner back to the stadium for Sunderland AFC’s home game with Bristol City today.
The challenge managed to raise about £5,800 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, which was set up after the six-year-old from Blackhall tragically lost his battle with childhood cancer neuroblastoma in July.
The charity looks to support children with cancer and other illnesses while keeping Bradley’s legacy alive.
Chris Giles, 28, who was part of the support team, said: “We set off on Tuesday from Ashton Gate and travelled 80 miles to Kiddermister.
“On Wednesday we covered another 80 miles from Kiddermister to Nottingham, stopping off at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ stadium and Derby County FC stadium.
“On Thursday we travelled from Nottingham to Harrogate, covering 105 miles and on Friday we travelled from Harrogate to Sunderland.
“All the money will go to the Bradley Lowery Foundation.
“The whole world was touched by Bradley Lowery’s story and as football fans we just wanted to make a difference and show our support.”
Cyclist Lee Rackham said he completed the challenge to show his support for the cause on behalf of the football community.
He said: “It was hard, but I wanted to see if I could do it.
“The match will be the highlight of the trip.”