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Alex Hook

26 April 2017

Alex Hook’s Hand cycle Football Tour for Blackburn Community Sports Club

Alex Hook, 24 was born prematurely and as a result has Cerebral Palsy, which means he has weakness in the left side of his body and cannot walk. This has not stopped his passion for sport and loves the thrill of cycling on the road and watching football.

After completing previous challenges his initial bike provider took his bike away and so Alex turned to his local club for help. Alex has been a member of Blackburn Community Sports Club since 2005 and the club provided funding of £3500 so he could continue to pursue his passion for cycling.

He has been a member of BCSC disability section from its inception and he is aiming to repay the club by completing a sponsored challenge on his new wheels, supported by Cycle Instructors from Sporting NRG.  Alex will be travelling a distance of 170 miles over a period of 4 days, taking in all the local Football League stadia on his trip.

The Clubs he will be visiting are: 

Morecambe FC, Wednesday 26th April 
Fleetwood Town FC, Wednesday 26th April
Blackpool FC, Thursday 27th April
Preston North End FC, Thursday 27th April
Wigan Athletic FC, Thursday 27th April
Bolton Wanderers FC, Friday 28th April
Bury FC, Friday 28th April
Oldham Athletic FC, Friday 28th April
Rochdale AFC,  Friday 28th April
Accrington Stanley FC, Saturday 29th April
Blackburn Rovers FC. 

His ride will start and end in his home town of Blackburn commencing on Wednesday 26th April and ending on Saturday 29th at Ewood Park when Blackburn Rovers face Aston Villa in a Championship Fixture.
Alex and his support team from Sporting NRG, who have supported Alex in various ways since a young age, are grateful to all the Clubs that have supported this event and to all those who have donated their time and money to help him achieve his aims.