Important information on P4P6
What does the £35 registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers your ride cycling jersey, tags for your bike and bag, a basic level of ride insurance, an ‘I completed P4P6’ t-shirt, dinner on both days and water and snacks throughout the ride. The money is used towards the costs of the ride and is not included in your fundraising target. The registration fee is non-refundable should you decide not to, or are unable to, participate in the event.
When does the ride start and end?
The ride begins on Friday 1 May 2015 at Castle Hill in Almondbury. The exact set off time is still to be confirmed, but it will be approximately 10am. It will end that day 70 miles away at Blackpool Tower. It will then set off again on Saturday 2 May 2015 after the game vs Blackpool from Bloomfield Road Stadium and end back in Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday evening.
Do I need to source my own accommodation for Friday 1 May in Blackpool?
Overnight accommodation is not provided; cyclists must book and pay for the accommodation of their choice themselves, although we would suggest it is as central to Blackpool as possible.
What are the return journey timings?
Huddersfield Town play Blackpool away on Saturday 2 May; the match is a 12.15pm kick off. The return leg back to Huddersfield will leave Blackpool as soon as possible after the match, with exact timings and location TBC. With a group of mixed cycling ability, the end time at the John Smith’s Stadium will vary, however we expect all cyclists to be back by no later than 10pm. Sunset in May 2015 will be approximately 8pm and therefore we must ask all cyclists to ensure they have fully functional lights on their bikes. We will provide hi visibility vests, however any further steps you may wish to take to ensure you are visible in the dark are encouraged.
What happens with bike storage during the game?
Arrangements are being made for there to be storage for the bikes at Blackpool FC for the duration of the match. Overnight storage of your bike needs to be agreed by cyclists directly with the hotel you are staying at.
What type of bike should I have?
It is completely your preference. Although we would suggest a road bike is easier, people do take part in P4P bike rides with hybrid and mountain bikes with road tyres on them.
What happens with my luggage while I’m cycling?
Any luggage you would like to bring along is transported on one of the ride’s official support team vehicles from Huddersfield to Blackpool on Friday and then back to Huddersfield on the Saturday. We would advise you bring a small overnight bag with only your essentials within it; ideally it will be carry able on your back so you can get it safely to your accommodation on Friday evening and back on Saturday morning to begin the return leg of the ride.
Will there be a support team during the ride?
Yes, we have a great team of volunteers who give their time to supporting the ride. We will have vehicles to carry luggage and food and drinks, as well as a backmarker vehicle and a minibus. This team are on hand throughout the ride to ensure everything runs smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves!
When will I find out the route?
The route will be given to all cyclists prior to the event, once it is finalised and ready for publication.
Do we cycle in groups? How can I make sure I am with my friends or people I know?
Depending on overall numbers, the ride is split into groups of between 15 and 20 people. On sign up, we ask people to declare whether they feel they are a beginner, intermediate or advanced and then we put them into groups based on this so they are cycling with others of roughly the same ability. If you want to be kept in a group with people you know, there is a space to write their names on the sign up form and we will ensure you are in the same group.
Will I meet up with my full group before the ride?
There will be two meetings for all cyclists to attend; one in January 2015 and the second in April 2015 where participants will be given all the necessary arrangements and information required for the ride.
What should I do with my sponsorship money?
Pedal for Pounds exists to raise funds for both the lifesaving Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity and the Huddersfield Town Academy; the ride is first and foremost a fundraising event. We ask all participants to aim to raise £1,000 for the cause. The minimum amount per person to raise to take part in the event is £250, which is split 50/50 between the YAA and Huddersfield Town Academy. You can collect funds on a sponsorship form, which you will be emailed, or online by a site such as Just Giving. If you do decide to set up a Just Giving page, please select ‘Yorkshire Air Ambulance’ as your chosen charity, then please make it clear in the ‘My Story’ section of your page that you are fundraising for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign and funds go 50/50 to each cause. It is very important that all sponsors know where their money is going to. All sponsorship money is to be collected and handed in to the Club by Tuesday 30 June 2015.
Further details will be given at the first meeting in January 2015, however if you have any specific questions which are not covered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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