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Video: Villa masseurs gear up for 'Pedal for Petrov' cycling challenge

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Video: Villa masseurs gear up for 'Pedal for Petrov' cycling challenge

Alex Butler and Andy Smith are preparing to show their pedal power to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.

The Villa masseurs are set to embark on an epic 'Pedal for Petrov' challenge from Celtic Park to Villa Park in support of club captain Stiliyan Petrov.

Alex and Andy are busy gearing up for the mammoth cycle ride - and they have enlisted the support of ex-footballer Geoff Thomas.

Former England international Thomas knows all about what skipper Petrov has been going through having battled against leukaemia himself in 2003.

He also took to the saddle to raise awareness of leukaemia and, in 2005, he completed all 21 stages of the Tour de France - cycling an incredible 2,200 miles in 21 days.

So Thomas was more than happy to help out Villa's intrepid duo, who were determined to do something to show their support for Petrov.

Alex and Andy will begin their 400-mile journey at Petrov's former club Celtic op September 3 with several stop-offs planned en route to B6.

Show your support for the 'Pedal for Petrov' challenge now by donating through Alex and Andy's Just Giving page - click here.

You can also text Stan91, followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.

By @AVFCOfficial 9th August 2012
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