Hats off to Luton Town fan Mark Crowther who cycled an incredible 192 miles from Kenilworth Road to Anfield for charity.

The man from Milton Keynes arrived on Merseyside on Wednesday as he continues his latest challenge of visiting every Premier League stadium that Luton play at this season, and his spirits were not dampened by the emphatic 4-1 scoreline.

Crowther received A-star treatment upon his arrival at Anfield, where he was invited by Liverpool Football Club for an interview about his past achievements and his 192-mile trek across the country to arrive two hours before kick-off.

The endurance cyclist said: “I cannot speak higher of Liverpool Football Club for the way that they have treated me this week with regards to letting me inside the stadium before kick-off for food. To actually get to stand pitch side at Anfield is something that not many other people can say they have done, never mind being interviewed by the club itself.”

Photo of Mark Crowther, Courtesy of Connor Leese
Photo of Mark Crowther, Courtesy of Connor Leese

Crowther had previously parked up on Merseyside for another charity ride called the 116-club cycle challenge where he covered over 2,500 miles in 34 days visiting every stadium across the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and the National League.

The 57-year-old said: “That challenge was by far the most difficult one I have done to date, however when I wheeled into Merseyside, I knew I was in luck with Goodison Park and Anfield being so close together and then cycling to Tranmere was just as easy for me, being an experienced endurance cyclist.

“I had to average just over three stadiums per day when taking on the challenge, which I felt was extremely easy around this area and something that I was very grateful for when finishing the challenge having been able to sleep over and get some hard-earned rest in Liverpool. Of course raising over £10,000 for three charities during those 34 days made it all worthwhile in the end.

“The outstanding memories of being back here at Anfield was when Liverpool played Arsenal during my 116-club challenge and the sheer amount of people that were waiting here for me despite not being Luton fans was incredible and something I will never forget.”


Mark Crowther is raising money for four charities Noah, who help the homeless and disadvantaged in Luton; MIND who raise money for people who struggle with depression and any forms of mental health issues; Keech Hospice and finally Prostate Cancer UK.

Across the last two challenges, Crowther has raised over £25,000 and is showing no signs of stopping.