MK Dons fan Adam Faiers hopes sales of Stadium Chase, a newly-released book recalling his epic cycling challenge, can send his charity fundraising soaring past the £10,000 mark.
Adam, 42 from Heath and Reach, raised over £8000 by cycling to all 28 of the Dons' competitive away games last season, a 3000-mile task that covered the length and breadth of England. The money was shared between the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust and the Redway School in Netherfield, Milton Keynes, to allow both charities to purchase sports equipment for children with learning difficulties.
But now Adam hopes a paperback written book with the help of friend and fellow Dons fan Dan McCalla can bring in even more cash for the good causes.
"I've had countless Dons fans come up to me and ask me about all these epic rides I'd done, so I feel like I've got a story to tell," says Adam, a member of Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club and secretary of the MK Dons Supporters Association.
"There are so many incredible things that happened on these journeys that I want to share - and I want to share my pain, too! I hope enough people will be interested in buying copies so that we can get to £10,000, which is ten times the £1000 target I initially set out to raise."
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson said: “The length Adam went to in order to raise money for two incredible charities was mind-blowing. On occasions we would see him leaving stadiummk on a Friday and arriving at our opponents’ stadium rain-sodden and looking exhausting the following day. His back-to-back journeys to Carlisle and Portsmouth were epic and this book is a great insight into just how physically and mentally demanding the whole challenge was.
“It is great to see Adam’s fundraising efforts didn’t stop at Stevenage away last season and I hope both MK Dons and football fans alike buy this book to raise even more money for charity and to get an insight into Adam’s remarkable year on the bike.”
Stadium Chase, available in both paperback and Kindle formats, is on sale now on Amazon, with all profits made being shared equally between the two chosen charities. To find it, simply search Amazon.co.uk for 'Stadium Chase' or 'Stadium Chase Kindle'.