Harry Potts cycle ride to honour Clarets legend

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Burnley fans are being urged to get on their bikes for a 160-mile charity ride to pay tribute to former Clarets’ manager Harry Potts.

The three-day Harry Potts Way cycle ride will visit a number of clubs that played a significant role in both Mr Potts’ playing and managerial careers.

Anyone who manages to raise £1,000 will be given a free Burnley Football Club season ticket for next season.

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

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

Proceeds from the ride will go to Burnley FC in the Community, the football club’s official registered charity, which currently delivers 30 community projects that engage with some of the most disadvantaged people in Burnley and the surrounding areas.

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

“The clubs he served as a player, coach and manager, Burnley, Everton,

Registration for the event is £50, the minimum fund-raising amount is £250 and the target fund-raising amount is £1,000. To register visit www.burnleyfccommunity.org/events/the-harry-potts-way.