It started in Accrington and ended in Sunderland. Throughout, the season the Away Travel club has travelled together all over the country. We have visited grounds in the North, the South, the East and West. There have been highs and there have been some lows but we have shared them together.
During the season the Away Travel have sold in excess of 1450 seats and had over 300 different people using the Away Travel service. We have used an 85 seater double decker on 8 occasions, and took 4 coaches to Newcastle including a double decker. We have succeeded in running 26 coaches to all the away League and FA Cup games. We would like to thank our sponsors for their support over the season: East Sussex U’s, Robert Osbourn, Worcester U’s and the CUFC Lottery.
Travelling during Covid brought some additional challenges. We checked vaccine passports or passengers without had to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test, reported via the NHS App, 48 hours before travel. Lots of people informed us they had covid a couple of days before travel and sometimes on the day. Full refunds have been issued to people reporting that they or a family member had covid.
Another first this summer is to help spread the cost of following Cambridge United on the road during the 2022/2023 season. The away travel organisers are giving supporters the opportunity of helping to spread the costs of travel by saving during the summer months
Anyone wanting to save can save as much as they wish to. You can make a one-off payment or make multiple payments to suit you via the website tinyurl.com/56z92axh
We leave the final words to Mark Bonner who has the following message of thanks
“Thank you to all of you who have travelled in such numbers, so often and in such fine voice throughout the season. We have certainly enjoyed some outstanding away days this year, and had to endure a few too. I guess that's just football! But the players often comment on the number of supporters we have been taking to away games and the quality of the support we have received. Enjoy your break and a sincere thank you from all of us for the time, money and effort you have made supporting the team so fantastically well this season. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Take care”
Finally, the organisers wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. See you when the new season begins and look forward to you using the service again
Gina Parkin and Dave Matthews-Jones