Footballers in static cycle marathon to raise money for charity

Footballers in static cycle marathon to raise money for charity

Footballers from Leicester City have completed a 24-hour cycle marathon on exercise bikes to raise money for causes including the Alzheimer's Society.

Players from the club's under-18 squad kicked-off the cycle challenge at 09:00 GMT on Thursday morning (December 20th) at BBC Radio Leicester, the Leicester Mercury reports.

The young footballers were then watched and supported by fans as they continued their fundraising efforts at the Beaumont shopping centre in Leicester city centre before concluding the marathon with a gruelling night-shift at the club's Belvoir Drive training ground.

Academy director Jon Rudkin said: "Our annual challenge is a great way of educating the players in the club's wider off-pitch commitments, which also helps raise money for worthy causes and strengthens ties with the community."

The money raised goes to Leicester City's Foxes Foundation before being distributed across several good causes, including the The Lord Mayor of Leicester's Stroke Appeal and the Alzheimer's Society.

Mr Rudkin explained that the players were "kept going" by the public's generous donations.

Find out more about Alzheimer's disease care at Barchester homes.