The Road To Lisbon – Fundraising Launch
As the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s greatest triumph draws ever closer, training is now in full flow in the lead up to a momentous supporters’ event to mark that famous night in Portugal.
The Road to Lisbon.
An incredible group of 28 cycling Celts will take part in this historic event, with 25 set to complete the entire route, one supporter cycling from Glasgow to Portsmouth and two others taking part in the Santander to Lisbon segment.
The Road to Lisbon cycle will see the Bhoys and Ghirls depart from Celtic Park and make their way to Portsmouth, before catching the ferry to Santander. The group will then cycle through Spain, before finally arriving in Portugal at the hallowed site of the Estádio Nacional stadium in Lisbon on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
A mere 1300 miles later. 50 years to the day since the majestic triumph of 11 men who lived within a 30 mile radius of Celtic Park.
As well as commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 European Cup victory, the cycle, led by supporter Paul Muldoon, will raise funds for three charities close to the hearts of the participants – Celtic FC Foundation, Irish charity Children in Crossfire and Solving Kids Cancer.
And you can support their monumental effort here:
TEXT – text LISB17 followed by £1, £5 or £10 to 70070
Speaking about the event, organiser, Paul Muldoon, said: “We are very excited about celebrating the great achievement of the Lisbon Lions by creating such a positive legacy for three charities close to our hearts.”
Celtic FC Foundation CEO, Tony Hamilton, added: “The entire Celtic family are quite rightly fiercely proud of Jock Stein and the Lisbon Lions. Their European Cup triumph in May 1967 can never be matched and the 50th anniversary celebrations will be just wonderful.
“The Road to Lisbon cycle is an incredible – and very touching – tribute to our greatest ever team and the participants should be commended for taking on such a phenomenal challenge.
“We are honoured to be one of the three beneficiaries selected and I would ask supporters to please get behind the efforts of our cycling Celts, if they can.”