Charity event to honour Shankly's birthday
The Liverpool FC Foundation - LFC's official charity - is to hold a charity bike ride to honour what would have been Bill Shankly’s 100th birthday, and also raise funds for the Foundation.
Former Reds players Robbie Fowler and Steve Harkness are forming the core group of cyclists, for an event which should be a challenge ... and a lot of fun!
The ride is taking place between 29 August – 1 September 2013. The route starts in Glasgow and will travel through key places of importance in Shankly’s life, including: Glenbuck, Shankly’s birth place; Brunton Park; Preston North End's Shankly Kop; Anfield and Liverpool Pier Head - 270 miles in total. There is also a shorter route on the last day from Preston to Liverpool, 33 miles, where it is hoped that an additional 300 riders will be added to the mix.
Bill Shankly, OBE, made 16 appearances for the Blues in the 32/33 season and went on to manage the club from March 1949 - July 1951.
He brought a new style of management to the club, and could even be found on the PA system, ahead of kick off, explaining team selection and other decisions made to make the fans feel part of the club.
The Liverpool FC Foundation are keen for any interested riders to register for the event as soon as possible - particularly for the Brunton Park leg. Follow the links below for more information.
The Liverpool FC Foundation is LFC’s official charity and for over 20 years the Foundation has been working in the Community, all projects promote social inclusion, football for all and encouraging health and wellbeing to people of all ages and abilities from a diverse range of backgrounds. Their goal is to provide opportunities that inspire positive change and help build better futures for people of all ages.
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