‘Le Tour De Prem’ Leeds Beckett coaches to undertake huge 400 mile cycle ride for charity

Five Leeds Beckett Carnegie coaches are undertaking an epic cycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the men’s mental health charity, CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

Carnegie Head Coach, Dale Bottomley, joins coaches David Rowlands, Chris Jones, Andy Fraser and Jason Shaw, in a 400 mile adventure that includesg visits to each of the Yorkshire side’s rivals in the upcoming 2018/19 Uniball season!

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We are aiming to raise money and awareness primarily for the charity CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably (https://www.thecalmzone.net), the men’s mental health charity with a small capped donation to the Carnegie team (£500 – now achieved).

As a group, we will be riding over 400 miles during the course of 4 days between Friday 6th & Monday 9th of July, visiting each of the four universities in the BUCS Premier North we are due to face in the 2018/19 season – travelling from Derby to Stirling via Nottingham and Durham.

We are ‘very’ amateur cyclists (Jason didn’t own a bike until two weeks ago!) but have been training hard over the past couple of months in preparation.

We can be found here:

Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leedsbike-it
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedsbikeitcarnegie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leeds_bikeit_carnegie/

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. Addressing mental health issues affecting young men is something that is close to all the coaches hearts at Carnegie American Football.

We need Britball’s help in achieving our goal of raising £2500 for CALM. We would also welcome any Britballer that would like to meet up with us along the route – we’re sure we will pass close by to many players and teams!




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1