Members of Nottingham Forest’s coaching staff will swop football boots for cycling shoes next month – as they take part in a charity bike ride.Five members of Sean O’Driscoll’s backroom team are planning on cycling from The City Ground to Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Friday, November 9.
All the money raised will be added to the funds collected by Reds fan Rowan Staszkiewicz for Prostate Cancer UK and the Alzheimer's Society.
He is planning on running to six of Forest’s away games this season. He has already completed one-leg of his remarkable challenge by jogging to Peterborough and plans to do the same for the game at Leicester on November 10.
Coaches Paul Barron, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Ross Burbeary and Nathan Beardsley and physio Andy Hunt will be joined by Chief Executive Mark Arthur on the Nottingham-Leicester bike ride.
Manager Sean O’Driscoll said: “I read about Rowan’s challenge in the programme and thought it would be nice if we got involved.
“We discussed it at a staff meeting and Paul, who is a keen cyclist, came up with the idea of the staff riding to Leicester the day before our game against them instead of travelling on the team coach.”
Rowan said: “I was delighted when Sean told me that the staff wanted to get involved.
“I’m still planning on running to Leicester on the Saturday but will ride the route with the coaches on the Friday as well.”
To sponsor the coaches or Rowan, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RowanSZ.