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Varney taking on charity challenge to help children with cancer

18 January 2022

Former Cheltenham Town striker Luke Varney is taking on an epic charity cycling challenge in March to raise money for children with cancer.

Varney, who played for the Robins between September 2018 and June 2020, is going to be cycling 167 kilometres in one day along the Cheshire Cat Long route - a distance of over 100 miles.

Approximately 2,400 children and young people up to and including the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

Varney is raising money for 'Cyclists Fighting Cancer' - a charity who help young people living with cancer to regain their physical fitness, improve mental wellness and reduce social isoaltion by using lightweight bikes, specially adapted bikes, tandems and other equipment as support.

Since 2005 the charity has helped over 8,000 families and it is proven that exercise is the most effective way of improving both physical and mental wellness for people surviving cancer.

Varney's challenge will see him leave from Crewe Alexandra's stadium, where he started his professional career, before cycling through a challenging and hilly route in Cheshire that takes around 7 to 10 hours to complete.

He is aiming to raise £10,000 for the charity and has already set up an online donations page for supporters to donate what they can towards his fundraising efforts to raise money for the charity.

If you would like to donate to Varney's page you can do so online with just a few clicks.

He is currently training for the challenge at the end of March and we are hoping to welcome him to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for a match before he takes on the route.

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