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Holland to Holland

16 December 2014

Prostate Cancer UK spoke to new #MenUnited signing, former Ireland international Matt Holland about the London to Amsterdam Challenge 2015.

The London to Amsterdam Challenge, Prostate Cancer UK’s end of season Football League fundraiser, takes place from Friday 12th June 2015.

Over 200 riders from across Football League will join Holland, Luther Blissett and Terry Butcher on the starting line at Leyton Orient before riding 145 miles to the Amsterdam ArenA the home of the Dutch giants, Ajax.

So Matt, you are taking on the London to Amsterdam Challenge in 2015 - tell us about your previous European experience? And what do you think you can bring to the team?
I’ve got some great memories of European football. As a player I’ll never forget when Ipswich hosted AC Milan and we beat them 1-0 with an Alun Armstrong header. And as a fan you can’t look beyond the dramatic Champion’s League final in 1999 when Manchester United came back from the dead and won it 2 -1 against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp. They scored two goals in added time and that was just frightening.

As for the London to Amsterdam Challenge, this cycling event is a new challenge for me but something I’m really looking forward to. I’ll bring some leadership to the talkSPORT team and it will be great to join some familiar faces in what’s sure to be a fun few days.



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