Adam will miss cup final to raise cash to fight cancer

Adam Tann.
Adam Tann.
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Bury Town footballer Adam Tann will miss their cup final next week but in a good cause.

On Sunday Adam and friend Daniel Huggins kick off an 850 mile cycle tour of the 20 Premier League football clubs’ grounds to raise cash for the male cancer charity Orchid. They will also collect signed memorabilia to auction.

Adam, 30, said: “This has been planned for a couple of months and I checked and double checked for play-off dates and it was confirmed it was never going to clash.”

So will not be thereon Tuesday Bury Town will meet Lowestoft at Portman Road in the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup Final for the second year running (see back page).

They are calling the ride the Two Wheel Testicle Tour because Orchid works with testicular and prostate cancer, among others, and Adamhad testicular cancer about six years ago.

He noticed a lump and, having just moved to London to play for Leyton Orient, decided to mention it when he went to register with a doctor.

So why did Adam choose cycling instead of a more football orientated fund raiser?

“We wanted something outside our comfort zone,” he said. Yes, I’ve got a sports background but I didn’t own a bike until two months ago and hadn’t ridden a bike since my teenage years.

“We’re trying to achieve something that’s going to challenge us.”

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