Manchester United Women’s Amy Turner is about to put her body to the limit for charity purposes in an attempt to complete a 380km bike ride.
According to The Star (cited by Tribuna), the 28-year-old defender will take on this challenge with her partner, Reading midfielder Angharad James on their exercise bikes at home.
Obviously, this must to be carried out at home with the UK still in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
The couple will take turns to complete 90-minute shifts on their bike, the same time they’d spend on the football pitch unless substituted on match day, but this will be a mighty test without any half-time breaks!
The plan is to raise money for good causes in Yorkshire, with donations going to IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) and The Hub Food Bank. Money will also go to charitable organisations in Wales where her partner is from.
Turner told the Star: “We felt we had the means and the reach through social media to do something positive in these uncertain times.
“We wanted to support a couple of food banks in our home towns, which we know are struggling due to the increased demand, and to support domestic abuse and mental health organisations, which are experiencing more calls during the pandemic.
“We’re not expert cyclists by any means and problems don’t know what we’re letting ourselves in for but we are determined to make a difference and help these organisations, which are very close to our hearts.”
This morning the defender uploaded a video of her starting the bike ride from home, as seen below via Twitter:
— Amy Turner (@amy_turner4) May 1, 2020
Turner signed for Manchester United Women in 2018 and has thus far made 29 appearances.
This week we had a chat with Natalie of Barmy Army MUWFC to talk about manager Casey Stone and the women’s team.