Bradford cyclists celebrate reaching the Cup Final with a trip to Wembley

Cycling to the FA Cup

Three cyclists from Bradford Council's Youth Service are taking part in a charity bike ride to Wembley Stadium to celebrate their beloved Bradford City Football Club reaching the Capital One Cup Final.

Youth worker and British Cycling Ride Leader Nazaket Ali and Youth Service volunteers Karl Cunningham and Sohail Afzal (pictured here with the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Dale Smith) will be cycling 217 miles from Bradford to Wembley to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Sprinkle Sunshine Appeal. Their journey will start from Bradford on Wednesday and take three days, arriving at Wembley on Friday evening, two days before the Capital One Cup Final match between Bradford City and Swansea City on Sunday 24 February.

Sohail, who’s visual impairment means he has only 30% vision in one eye and no vision in the other, will be travelling on a tandem bike piloted by Nazaket. ‘I’m thrilled to be doing this ride,’ he said. ‘I’m not able to ride a bike on my own, so going on a tandem is fantastic.’

‘We want to mark this great occasion for the city and also celebrate what has been a brilliant few years for young people’s cycling in Bradford,’ said Nazaket.

The group have received numerous messages of support, including messages from the Lord Mayor of Bradford and Olympic silver medallist and local cycling star Lizzie Armitstead.

Good luck to Nazaket, Karl and Sohail from everyone at SkyRide!

More information and pictures of their charity bike ride will be available on Bradford Council’s Facebook page.