Football club cycle film for Sir Bobby Robson to be premiered in Ipswich

Once More for Bobby

Once More for Bobby - Credit: Archant

They cycled from Lisbon to Barcelona, Wembley to Newcastle, and all for one man – Sir Bobby Robson.

Then Newcastle FC manager Sir Bobby Robson with his statue he unveiled in 2002. PA Photo: Andrew Par

Then Newcastle FC manager Sir Bobby Robson with his statue he unveiled in 2002. PA Photo: Andrew Parson. - Credit: PA

Former Newcastle United star Robbie Elliott and triathlete Phil Gray filmed their epic journey travelling 3,500 miles over just 25 days.

They cycled to every club the legendary man was manager of and raised money for Cancer Research UK.

Fittingly the film, Once More for Bobby, will be premiered in Ipswich – where he had some of his biggest success, winning the UEFA Cup and FA Cup in his 13 years at the club.

The marathon cycle ride in 2012 started in Lisbon and went to Porto before taking in Barcelona, Eindhoven, Fulham, Ipswich and Wembley, before finishing at Newcastle.

Sir Bobby died in 2009 aged 76 after a long battle with cancer, which he had successfully fought several times.

On Sunday May 31, the film will be shown at the Ipswich Film Theatre at 7.30pm.

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After the screening there will be a question and answer session with Stephen Tompkinson, from the ITV crime drama DCI Banks, who reads extracts from Sir Bobby’s autobiography during the film, and Mr Gray.

Narrated by Tim Healy of Auf Wiedersehen Pet, the film features interviews with some of Sir Bobby’s best former players including Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker, Peter Beardsley, Paul Gascoigne and Mick Mills.

Once More for Bobby is an independent film directed by Michael Pentney and produced by James McAleer of Fantomline Pictures who have pledged that half of the film’s profits will go to The Robbie Elliot Foundation.

Sky Sports has the rights to show the film in the UK following the premiere. Tickets for the premiere are £5.50, go to www.iftt.co.uk/once-more-for-bobby to purchase.

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