The charity bike ride to raise funds for Cancer Research finished at the King Power Stadium yesterday
On Sunday 31st July at about 5pm Murray Smith, Christopher Smith and seven of their mates completed a 3 day bike ride that began outside Hibernian’s Easter Road stadium and finished at The King Power Stadium. The significance of this feat is of course that the Smith Boys are Bobby Smith’s sons and their marathon journey was to raise money for Cancer Research in memory of their father who died in February 2010 from an inoperable tumour.
The support team included Bobby’s widow, Dot and a host of friends and family. They were all greeted outside the King Power Stadium by a number of former Leicester City players including Paul Ramsey, Alan Young, Ali Mauchlen, Alan Birchenall and Julian Joachim
Bobby Smith was part of the side still regarded so highly that Jock Wallace put together and he was amongst Jock’s first signings when he joined from Hibernian in December 1978. He was popular with teammates and fans alike and proved to be a versatile player with roles that saw him perform equally well as a goalscoring midfielder or as a solid left back. His nickname in the dressing room was ‘Nizzie’ as a result of his middle name – Nesbit. His death last year followed a long and difficult illness and his funeral was attended by a host of former teammates. He is buried about a hundred yards from Jock Wallace.