FOUR colleagues are swapping pensions for pedals as they take on the ‘Football to Amsterdam’ cycling challenge, covering 150 miles in two days.

Active Chartered Financial Planners directors Karl Pemberton, Paul Gibson, and Karl Nendick, and consultant Andy Mitchell, will take on the gruelling ride from Barnsley FC to Amsterdam’s Johan Cryff Arena to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Mr Mitchell previously completed the challenge in 2018 and has now signed the directors up to join him for the ride. The team hope to raise £5,000 for the charity through online sponsorships.

On June 7, the quartet will cycle from Barnsley to Hull, board the overnight ferry to Rotterdam, and then complete their journey to Amsterdam the next day.

Mr Nendick said: “Prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes, which is the equivalent of two men during one football match. It is important to raise awareness of this disease, as well as money to help research potential cures, so we can hopefully see an end to this awful illness in our lifetime.”

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