BACT to step up men’s health campaign against Gillingham

BACT are stepping up its men’s health campaign as the Brewers play their final home game of the season.

On Saturday, April 30, Nigel Clough’s promotion-chasing side face Gillingham and fans visiting the stadium for the big match can join in the latest men’s health initiative.

Trust staff will be gearing up for their Football To Amsterdam cycling challenge this summer with a match-day collection in aid of men’s health initiatives.

And the trust will be encouraging cyclists to check their own bikes ready for the summer so they can use pedal power to get active.

Fans can get a free bike MOT behind the West Stand at the cycle stands.

Cycling 2000 will have a trained mechanic on site at the Pirelli Stadium from 1.30pm, thanks to the support of East Staffordshire Police and Burton Albion Community Trust.

The free MOT will consist of a brief safety check to make sure the cycle is roadworthy and safe to use. If there is a problem, the cycle in question will either be referred to the shop or, if a very quick fix is available, this will be completed free of charge. Anyone wanting to take up the opportunity should bring their bicycle and a secure lock.

David Green, owner of Cycle 2000, said: “We’re passionate about cycles and we know how passionate Burton Albion’s fans are and were really excited to offer them the free MOT service.”

Head of Community Andy Taylor, Community Manager Matt Hancock and Health and Inclusion Manager John Widdowson will be taking part in the Football to Amsterdam bike ride on June 3-5 – which starts in Barnsley and ends in Holland, all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

John said: “We have done a number of men’s health initiatives this season, including free prostate cancer screenings, and the bike MOTs tie in with our charity ride to Amsterdam.

“All cycles can be dropped off before kick-off and fans will be able to collect them from the same spot after the game, hopefully having been given the all clear. Any bike that needs further attention can be taken to Cycle 2000 on Dallow Street.”

Anyone who would like more information can email john.widdowson@burtonalbionfc.co.uk