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York captain signs up for World Record cycle attempt

York City Knights captain Tim Spears will be taking part in the static bike World Record attempt for Rugby League Cares.

Yesterday, RL Cares announced the attempt, with 25 players taking part. Former Leeds players Keith Senior, Chev Walker and Ewan Dowes are also taking part, as is former Great Britain international Mick Cassidy.

Spears told the club website: “It’s going to be a fair old challenge that’s for sure, but there’s some great guys involved and we will hopefully all pull each other through if we are struggling.

“Most importantly, it’s for two great causes and if any money we raise can help Rob (Burrow) and his family as well as others in any small way then it’s 30 hours well spent.

Funds are also going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, in support of former Rhino Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with the disease in December.

Spears added on Burrow: “He was a joy to watch and a nightmare to play against in equal measure. Thinking about his toughness he showed when he played and now in the positive way he has embraced his fight is truly inspirational and he will certainly be in my thoughts when it gets tough.

“When the news broke of Rob’s diagnosis, I remember speaking to Fordy (Head Coach James Ford) and we agreed that we wanted to do anything we could to support him.”

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