Over 200 cyclists attend meeting
Over 200 cyclists attended the first ‘Pedal for Pounds 4’ bike ride meeting held at Club Partner Cedar Court Hotel on Wednesday night.
This first meeting allowed cyclists to form their groups (15 in total) for the ride, get to know the other riders and hear how preparations were going ahead of the start date.
Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis began proceedings by taking the cyclists through a presentation which explained the exact details of the route, including stops and hotels.
Also, as a result of the Barnsley kick-off time amendment to 12.45pm, the cyclists were told that they would have to set off from their overnight stop on Saturday morning at approximately 6am to ensure that they would arrive in time for the game, an announcement which was met with large groans!
"It was fantastic to get everyone together at this stage," said Commercial Director Sean Jarvis. "It gave the cyclists the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the people who they'll be spending three and half days with in May!
"What these people have pledged to do for the 'Keep It Up' campaign is remarkable and I'd like to thank each and every individual taking part on behalf of the Club. I would also like to urge anyone considering sponsoring a cyclist to back them as much as possible - it is one of the hardest tasks they'll ever undertake and they deserve all the help they can get."
Town are still on the lookout for sponsors for the ride and would like anyone interested in supporting the cause to contact the Club’s Advertising Manager Mark Jacobs on email@example.com
Currently 250 cyclists are signed up and you still have the chance to add to that total; the closing deadline for cyclists is Wednesday 13 February. If you would like to sign up please email Robyn Deegan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can sign up at the Information Point behind the Direct Golf UK Stand ahead of Town’s home match day against Cardiff City (9 February).
The ride will start in Huddersfield on Wednesday 1 May 2013 with cyclists taking a circular route around God’s own county to Hull, Scarborough, Harrogate and back to Huddersfield in time for the Club’s last home league fixture v Barnsley on Saturday 4 May 2013.
The initiative will raise money for Town’s and Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s ‘Keep it Up’ campaign as the Club aims to meet its £1m fundraising target.
The next meeting is planned for April when the cyclists will receive their personalised tops for the ride.