Cheltenham Town manager Martin Allen is offering to get on his bike to kick start the club's summer transfer activity.

Allen says he will cycle 76 miles from his home near Maidenhead, Berkshire, to the Robins' training ground to raise money to pay for new players.

But he wants enough sponsorship pledges before he goes out and buys a bike!

Allen said: "I haven't even got a bike. I gave up exercise ten years ago.

"I'm up for it, but I first need to know if it's going to raise good money to help with team building.

"Maidenhead to Cheltenham is a lot of miles so, if I did it, would the supporters sponsor me to help finance players' wages for next season?

"I will make a decision soon. But I need to know from the fans what they can do to help."

The club will begin next season in Coca-Cola League 2 following relegation and Allen accepts that money is tight.

He raised more than £15,000 when he was manager of Brentford by cycling 25 miles to boost club coffers.

Allen added: "Over the past couple of weeks I've had a lot of meetings with agents and players, and we're now in a position where we are waiting for decisions to be made.

"It's frustrating because, more than anybody, I want to get in place some players for the new season."

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