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Are You Ready To Go The Harry Potts Way?

22 December 2015

Are you ready to go The Harry Potts Way?

Burnley FC in the Community are delighted to launch their charity cycle challenge for 2016, The Harry Potts Way.

The three-day, 160 mile ride is a homage to the late, great former manager and Burnley FC legend, Harry Potts.



The bike ride will encompass a number of clubs that played a significant role in both Mr Potts’ playing and managerial career.

Starting at Shrewsbury Town Football club on the morning of Thursday, 28th April, the route will cross the 60 miles to Everton Football Club.

On Friday 29th April, cyclists will travel 50 miles to Blackpool Football Club before finishing at the last home game of the season at Turf Moor, on Saturday 30th April.

The cycle ride is in aid of Burnley FC in the Community, Burnley FC’s official registered charity.

The charity currently delivers 30 community projects that engage with some of the most disadvantaged people in Burnley and the surrounding areas. 

Using the power of football and Burnley FC, the mission of Burnley FC in the Community is to support, inspire and deliver change to those who need it most.  

Speaking on behalf of her family, Linda Webster, daughter of Harry Potts, said “Dad’s life was football and his family.



“The clubs he served as a player, coach and manager - Burnley, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town, and Blackpool - all held fond memories but in his heart, and Harry was always a “Claret”.

“The naming of Harry Potts Way was a proud moment for the family and we ask Clarets’ fans and the local community to support this charity event, not only in his honour but also a wonderful period in the history of a great family club, Burnley FC.”

Paul France, Deputy CEO of Burnley FC in the Community and lead cyclist on The Harry Potts Way said; “We’re so excited about the cycle ride in April.

“I would encourage all fans of Burnley FC who are looking for a new challenge in the New Year to join us.

“Not only will this be a great physical test, it will also be a fantastic opportunity to get Burnley fans together to achieve something remarkable for our community.”

The registration fee for this event is £50.

The minimum fundraising amount is £250 and the target fundraising amount is £1,000.

Those who achieve the £1,000 target will receive a FREE season ticket for the 2016/2017 season.

To secure your place on The Harry Potts Way, please complete the registration form and disclaimer HERE:

Alternatively, contact Siobhán McNamara on s.mcnamara@burnleyfc.com.

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