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Student cycles 2000 miles to Euros matches to support Northern Irish Homeless World Cup team

 INSP 04 July 2019

Northern Irish medical student Stephen Collins is a massive fan of his home nation’s football team. So when they made it through to the Euros this year, he knew he had to be there. After checking the draw, he hatched a crazy plan to cycle from Belfast to all the matches in France. Throughout the 2,100-mile bike ride he raised money to support Street Soccer NI and help them get to the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow. Now, he hopes that Northern Ireland’s other national squad can go one further than the team did at the Euros. “After not quite doing it in France,” he said, “this is our chance to have a winning team.” (842 Words) - By Laura Kelly

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Stephen Collins pictured at the french Alps.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins cycled 2,100-miles to raise money for Street Soccer NI.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins pictured on his 2,100-mile cycle to raise money for Street Soccer NI.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins completed his cycle in Paris.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins takes one last spin along the Seine in Paris.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins pictured in Lyon, France.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins pictures at a zoo in Paris that he made his finish line.Credit: Stephen Collins

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Stephen Collins with a group of fans in Nice. Credit: Stephen Collins

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