A group of eight hardy Pedal for Pounds veterans are undertaking yet another challenge in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign- cycling over 240 miles non-stop from London to Huddersfield!
The cyclists, all from bike ride Team Red - Michael Greig, Ian Gledhill, Les Field, Gary Denial, Andrew Scott, Matthew Smithies, Martyn Broughton and Dave Noon – will cycle four on, four off through the night to raise funds for the Club’s Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
They’ll set off from Parliament on Friday 29 March, head via Wembley and up to Huddersfield, arriving back in time for the Club’s game v Hull City on 30 March.
Team Red captain Michael Greig, who came up with the idea, said “The experiences on the last two Pedal for Pounds rides have been in total contrast; there was glorious sunshine on the Brighton ride and torrential downpours cycling up from Yeovil on P4P3. Whatever the weather on our 24 hour ride, we’re all dedicated to the cause and really looking forward to it!”
Ian Gledhill commented, “We all really enjoyed our experience on Pedal for Pounds 2 and 3, but we wanted to set our own challenge as well. What better way to spend Good Friday than raising funds for such a worthy cause?”
Martyn Broughton echoed Ian’s comments, saying “’Keep It Up’ is a great campaign that seems to be going from strength to strength. We want to help our Club smash their £1 million target and raise vital funds for the Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The support team helping the group on their way are Carl Dickinson, Martin Thornton and Paul Denial, with a camper-van kindly being donated from David Elliott of Wellhouse Leisure.