Pompey stars turn to pedal power

Dave Waterman and his fellow charity cyclists
Dave Waterman and his fellow charity cyclists
Samantha Quayle. Picture: Jordan Hampton

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FORMER Blues are turning to pedal power to raise funds for the Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation.

Alan McLoughlin, Alan Knight and Guy Butters will be among a number of familiar Pompey faces getting on their bikes in May.

They will be joining ex-Pompey defender Dave Waterman to cycle 192 miles over three days in a bid to raise £20,000 for the charity he set up in memory of his son Oakley, who died in 2005, aged six, from a rare form of cancer.

The Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation was established to provide respite accommodation on two caravan parks for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Money is needed for the £20,000-a-year upkeep costs for the caravans at Pagham, near Chichester and Exmouth in Devon.

Around 35 of Waterman’s friends and former team-mates are planning to cycle the lengthy distance between the caravans, starting on Friday, May 27.

Anyone wishing to help out with sponsorship can contact Dave on (023) 9271 0367 or daveandlol@hotmail.com