Premier League referees swap boots for bikes in Leeds

Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson. Pictures: James Hardisty.
Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson. Pictures: James Hardisty.
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TWO Premier League referees are swapping their boots for bicycles as they tackle a nine-day fundraising challenge.

Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson set off from Leeds yesterday (July 19) on the 1,000-mile Whistle Stop Tour, visiting every Premier League club.

Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson with colleagues.

Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson with colleagues.

Jon said: “This is a major challenge. We really will be seeing the Premier League clubs from a different perspective and look forward to meeting fans along the way.

“Our chosen charities are relatively small but we have seen their work first hand and what a tremendous job they do.”

The event aims to raise £50,000 for the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation and Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

The pair will tackle the event with colleagues from Premier Game Match Officials.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/whistlestoptour.

STILL HOPEFUL: Campaigners from Kirkstall Valley Development Trust at Abbey Milsl in Kirkstall. From left: Fiona Butler, Chris Hill, Paul Holdsworth and Adele Rae.

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