Under a week to go!
PPG Canalside was packed last night as over 220 cyclists turned up to the last meeting before the Pink Link ‘Pedal for Pounds 5’ bike ride sets off next week.
Town’s Commercial Director – and Pedal for Pounds veteran – Sean Jarvis took centre stage in the Radcliffe Suite at Town’s training complex to present details of the ride.
Lots of information was given to the cyclists after they had gathered in their teams, including details on how their bikes will be transported down to London to start the ride from the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday 26 April.
Logistical details on how bags would get to and from the hotels each day and plans for arrival at PPG Canalside before cycling onto the John Smith’s Stadium for their lap of honour before the Leicester game were also imparted.
Earlier in the day one of the support vehicles paid a visit to the Club. Manned and provided by Glenn and Curtis Paxman of box holder Brewfitt, this vehicle will distribute food to cyclists during the four day ride. Sponsorship has been sold on the vehicle with proceeds going to the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.
The 12 P4P5 team leaders also distributed the official cycling jerseys to their teams, as well as their coloured bike and bag tags and team helmet covers, kindly provided by Club Partner Orchard Energy.
Sean told htafc.com:
“I think last night’s meeting, which was attended in terrific numbers, really brought home the magnitude of the task to a lot of the cyclists – particularly the ones taking part in their first ‘Pedal for Pounds’!
“At the same time, the meeting really helps to build excitement ahead of what promises to be the best fundraising bike ride the Club has staged to date.
“This ride will undoubtedly help the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign top the £1 million raised mark, which is something everyone should be proud of.”
The fifth annual Pedal for Pounds bike ride in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, ‘The Chapman Trail’ 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 almost 300 football fans!
Full information on the P4P5 route – ‘The Chapman Trail’ – will appear on htafc.com in the coming days.