MK Dons Spotlight: Edward Wood’s Story

Edward’s ready to take on our charity cycle ride challenge, although it’s bittersweet.

Cycle and soccer fanatic Edward Wood is looking for extra donations for his upcoming Bike2MKDons 120-mile charity cycling adventure after one of his sponsors, the Wood Brewery, which he sold four years ago, ceased trading.

Edward, 71, from Leamoor Common, Craven Arms, is riding for Shrewsbury Town in the Community and has already raised more than £500 in advance of the ride. He will be riding with around 16 others from Shrewsbury to Milton Keynes over two days, 1 and 2 April, arriving in time to see Shrewsbury’s league game against MK Dons.

“The ride has become a bittersweet experience for me. After I sold the brewery four years ago, one of the things the new owners continued was sponsorship of local charities. They had agreed to back this ride for me, so when they closed last month it was a blow, and doubly sad because it holds great memories for me, one of which was enjoying a pint of Shropshire Lad at the ground before a game. But as a lifelong Salop fan, I’m also delighted to be cycling for Shrewsbury Town in the Community. I want to raise as much as I can for them.”  said Edward 

Shrewsbury Town FC’s community arm delivers over 30 projects every week throughout Shropshire, focusing on sports participation, education, health and social inclusion.

Edward’s previous charity cycling efforts have raised over £15,000 for the West Midlands Air Ambulance, £1,000 for Prostate Cancer and other amounts for many local charities, including the Longmynd Scouts and Flounders Folly Trust.

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