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'Cleats For Seats' huge success

20 August 2018

Club Doncaster Foundation’s ‘Cleats For Seats’ project has been a huge success this season, with 25 locals taking up the fantastic opportunity.

Annually organised by the foundation, the special match day allows anyone across the Doncaster Borough to ride their bike to a Doncaster Rovers game for the tasty incentive of complimentary tickets to watch.

The aim of the incentive is to reduce the carbon footprint of Doncaster locals and increase the activity levels across the town.

Nick Gillott, health and wellbeing officer commented: “It’s a fantastic incentive for any football fan, or a great way to make a fun, free day out for the family.

“Doncaster Rovers are a very family based club, and have lots of exciting pre match activities and sports in the concourse before the game, so suddenly you can create a complete day out for children, which is great especially in the summer holidays.

“We have seen a real diversity in the people who have taken advantage of the incentive, and that’s the greatness of it, that anyone can grab their bike, or borrow one of ours, and enjoy a great day of football.”

A full group from Doncaster’s People Focused Group attended the cycle incentive, along with many other families, friends and Doncaster Rovers fans.

Their bikes were stored in locked storage whilst they attended the game, and were easily able to locate them at full time, missing the hustle and bustle of post match car parks and queues.

Club Doncaster Foundation’s health team often set up regular events like ‘Cleats For Seats’ and offer the public the opportunity to borrow bikes free of charge through their bike library based at the Keepmoat Stadium.

For more information on how to borrow a bike, contact the team on 01302 764663.

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'Cleats For Seats' huge success