Football 2 Amsterdam

Sandgrown Beardsman, David Hayhurst, gets on his bike in support of Prostate Cancer UK!

After months dedicated to training hard David set off on a charity bike-ride to the Netherlands with other Football 2 Amsterdam participants from football clubs around the UK, each raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK. David rode in association Blackpool FC.

Long before setting off David exceeded his initial target through his JustGiving page and looks set to hand over almost double the figure to the charity.

The proceeds from the inaugural Sandgrown Beardsmen Beard & Moustache Competition held on 10th June 2017 – the very day David rode triumphantly into Amsterdam in the lead pack of four riders – have been donated to David’s charitable endeavour.

The ride was split over two days; day one in the UK, day to in the Netherlands. David came in with the first group of four riders in both stages out of a ‘peloton’ of 160!

David at the finishing line

One of the highlights of the ride was, as he put it, ‘When you get to spend time with two legends!!’, Sir Les Ferdinand and Viv Anderson, post ride.

David with Viv Anderson and Sir Les Ferdinand

David also appeared on That’s Lancashire, days before setting off, to promote the ride and the cause;

David is the Senior Development Officer, Blackpool Football Club Community Trust.

Beard On Brethren!