To mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic FC’s greatest ever triumph – their 1967 European Cup victory – one group of supporters are preparing a momentous event in memory of that famous night in Portugal.

The road to Lisbon group of cyclists stood in front of a red brick building

The Road to Lisbon

An incredible group of 28 cycling Celts will take part in this historic event, which will see the Bhoys and Ghirls depart from Celtic Park and make their way to Portsmouth, before catching the ferry to Santander. The group will then cycle through Spain, before finally arriving in Portugal at the hallowed site of the Estádio Nacional stadium in Lisbon on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

25 are set to complete the entire route, whilst one supporter will be cycling from Glasgow to Portsmouth and two others taking part in the Santander to Lisbon segment.

As well as commemorating this historic day, the cycle, led by supporter Paul Muldoon, will raise funds for three charities close to the hearts of the participants – Celtic FC Foundation, Irish charity Children in Crossfire and Solving Kids’ Cancer.

1300 miles. Three great causes. 50 years to the day since the majestic triumph of 11 men who lived within a 30 mile radius of Celtic Park.

Speaking about the event, organiser, Paul Muldoon, said: “We are very excited about celebrating the great achievement of the Lisbon Lions by creating such a positive legacy for three charities close to our hearts.”

Solving Kids’ Cancer CEO, Stephen Richards, added: “We are deeply grateful for the support of Paul and his riders, and astounded by their dedication. It really is a momentous challenge for some really great causes, and we hope people will support their efforts.”