Chris gears up for bumper cycle ride

161112   Chris cadman, sponsored cycle to germany.
161112 Chris cadman, sponsored cycle to germany.

IT’s not unusual to travel to football fixtures but Chris Cadman of Bo’ness is gearing up to go the extra mile for charity to support his favourite German team.

He is the man behind Schottischer Werder, a Scottish fan club of Bundesliga team Werder Bremen.

Next April, for the second international Werder fan weekend, which sees supporters from across Europe and beyond converge in Bremen to watch a game, Chris (42) will cycle 500km for Cash for Kids.

The dad of two, who has been interviewed by Radio Bremen and appeared on Werder TV during his previous travels, hopes to be joined by a few others as he hits the road.

Chris, a Falkirk Community Trust duty officer for leisure facilities, said: “My view is that we are fortunate to be healthy and live the life that we do.

“Others can’t say the same thing, through no fault of their own so, every now and then, it doesn’t hurt to help others when we can.”

Flying from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, the team will take a scenic Scottish route the day before departure to add to their 330km Amsterdam-Bremen leg.

To encourage sponsorship, they are looking to offer two main prizes which anyone chipping in a minimum of £10 would go into a draw for.

The plan is for a weekend in Bremen with match tickets for Scottish donors and an equivalent prize in Scotland for German backers who will be fundraising for German charities.

They would be delighted for any prizes, help, support or donations in kind.

Other cyclists can also sign up to join them, even if it’s just for the Scottish leg.

Chris watched his adopted team lose to Schalke earlier this month and will be back to cheer them on against Borussia Dortmund in January.

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