Town launches latest fundraising bike ride
Fans and staff from Huddersfield Town will be back on their bikes this season after the Club launched its fifth annual Pedal for Pounds bike ride in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign: The Chapman Trail!
The ride will see Chairman Dean Hoyle, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and Club Ambassador Andy Booth cycling 250 miles from the Emirates Stadium back to Huddersfield to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity and the Huddersfield Town Academy, along with hundreds of football fans!
Herbert Chapman managed Huddersfield Town between 1921 and 1925, winning an FA Cup and two First Division titles in the space of four years. In 1925, Arsenal successfully tempted Chapman to join them, and he brought the previously trophy-less club an FA Cup and two First Division titles.
The Club’s previous four bike rides have contributed over £600,000 to the £980,000 raised for the campaign so far since its inception in 2009.
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented:
“I am really looking forward to this bike ride; I can’t quite believe we are on the fifth one! The ‘Tour of Yorkshire’ was great last season, but we wanted to do something a little bit different this time and with ourselves and Arsenal sharing the history that we do, the ‘Chapman Trail’ seemed fitting.
“We are very close to reaching our £1 million target for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign and the bike ride will no doubt push it over the mark. I would encourage any Town fan who wants to be a part of that to sign up as soon as possible.”
The ride will begin early morning on Wednesday 23 April 2014 with cyclists getting coaches from Canalside down to London. Participants will then set off around midday from the Emirates Stadium, cycling to Cambridge, Leicester and Doncaster in time for the last home game of the season against Leicester City on Saturday 26 April 2014.
If you would like to take part in the Pedal for Pounds 5 bike ride, please download a sign up form HERE and return along with the £40 registration fee (non-refundable, covers ride insurance, ride jersey, dinner, water, snacks and coach transport for yourself and your bike to London).
Forms can be posted FAO Robyn Deegan, HTAFC, John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX or handed in at main reception or ticket office windows. Cheques should be made out to ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.
The deadline date for entries is 24 January 2014.