300 cyclists depart Canalside on Tour of Yorkshire
The Pink Link Pedal for Pounds 4 bike ride is underway!
300 intrepid cyclists gathered at Town’s Canalside Sports Complex early on Wednesday morning ahead of the staggered departure from 9am, setting off on the first day of the 240 mile journey from Huddersfield to the overnight stop in Hull.
The second day will see the riders continue from Hull to Scarborough, with day three finishing in Harrogate.
The riders will then complete their journey by travelling from Harrogate to Town’s Stadium – just in time to complete a lap of honour ahead of Saturday’s npower Championship game against Barnsley!
Ahead of the departure, Huddersfield Town Director Sean Jarvis and Chairman Dean Hoyle addressed the crowd - click HERE
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Town Chairman Dean Hoyle commented:
“We’ve gone from 22 riders on the first ride to Southend in 2009 to 300 today and we’re doing the football club proud.
“We’re going to raise lots of money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy and we’ll all enjoy doing it – hopefully we will beat the £1 million fundraising mark, which will help to save lives across the county. This is something everyone will do this week that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”
The 300 strong party is taking on this challenge for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, which raises funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy. The ride is expected to take the fundraising total over £1 million!
Press from all across the region attended the launch, with a bumper report expected in tomorrow’s Examiner; Dean Hoyle and Paul Gowland spoke with BBC Radio Leeds’ breakfast show whilst the BBC Show ‘Helicopter Heroes’ was also in attendance; The Pulse covered the launch all morning on its breakfast show; ITV’s John Shires interviewed several riders and Andy Booth, another cyclist, appeared on Yorkshire Radio’s breakfast show!
Use #P4P4 on Twitter to follow the progress of the riders!