Aston Villa cyclists home after Stiliyan Petrov charity ride

Andy Smith and Alex Butler [left to right] Club masseurs Andy Smith and Alex Butler hope to have raised £250,000

Two Aston Villa FC staff members have finished a bike ride to raise money for a blood cancer charity, in aid of the club's captain.

Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with leukaemia in March. In August, the club announced he was in remission.

Club masseurs Alex Butler and Andy Smith have cycled nearly 300 miles (480 km) from Celtic Park, Glasgow, to Villa Park in Birmingham, to raise funds.

They arrived on Sunday afternoon and hope to have raised £250,000.

Former England international Geoff Thomas, who recovered from leukaemia himself, also took part in the ride, which raised money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

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