Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel to cycle around Iceland for charity

Join the great Dane as he raises money for children in disadvantaged areas

Manchester United legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is to get on his bike and cycle around Iceland to help raise money for disdvantaged children.


The former Denmark international has pledged to complete a 150-mile charity ride leading a team of 30 cyclists as part of a money-raising event for the Manchester United Foundation.

The Ice and Fire Cycle Challenge, as it has been dubbed, takes place from 3-8 September 2014.

“Iceland has some of the finest landscapes in Europe and to take on this challenge will be incredibly demanding,” said Peter. “I’m sure it’ll be one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I can’t wait to meet the rest of my fellow cyclists.”

And any United fans who wish to join the 1999-treble-winning goalkeeper can do so by calling the number below or visiting the link.

All proceeds from the challenge will fund the Foundation’s continued work with young people in Greater Manchester, from football coaching, skills training, personal development and providing opportunities to change their lives for the better.

Places on the trip will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to sign up, visit mufoundation.org/Iceland or call 0161 868 8600.

The legendary keeper won the premier league five times: the legendary keeper won the premier league five times
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Fire and Ice is Manchester United Foundation’s latest ambitious challenge following Denis Irwin’s Sahara desert trek, David May’s journey to Machu Picchu and Bryan Robson’s climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Iceland, home to active volcanoes and glaciers, promises terrific vistas such as the one below.

The dane will cycle around iceland around scenery such as this – and you can join him: the dane will cycle around iceland around scenery such as this – and you can join him
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