Town fans cycling in Europe now!
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle and Manager Chris Powell have today praised the effort from 22 Town fans who are going the extra mile to fundraise for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, the Town Foundation and Help for Heroes.
Ahead of Town’s Pedal for Pounds 6 bike ride (click HERE
), members of the black, red, pink, bronze and white teams have come together to cycle from Paris to Huddersfield before joining the other 270 riders to complete the ride to Blackpool and back on the final day of the season.
The trip to France has allowed the ‘Team 3 Towers’ cyclists to visit the graves of a number of Town players who lost their lives in the First World War; Larrett Roebuck, Sidney James, Jack Cameron, Charles Randall and Leigh Roose.
Team 3 Towers set off on Sunday, with the first leg setting off from Paris’ Gare Du Nord Station to the Eiffel Tower.
Across the last three days, the cyclists have pedalled from Paris to Sarcelles; through Amiens and Lille and towards Brugge.
They have taken in such landmarks as the Arc De Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
Day three – Tuesday – was the hardest ride both physically and emotionally, with the cyclists visiting Town player Charles Randall’s grave in Mametz before continuing to the Thiepval Memorial to lay a wreath at the grave of fellow fallen Town player Leigh Roose.
Next on the agenda was San Martin-sur-cojeul to visit the cemetery where Town plays Sidney James is buried.
Earlier today, the team visited the memorial commemorating Larrett Roebuck; the Town player who became the first footballer to lose his life in the Great War and whose remains have sadly yet to be found.
John Jack Cameron was the latest Town player to be honoured by the team earlier today (Wednesday).
The team has also taken the opportunity to visit the graves of several relatives of the cyclists who also lost their lives in the War.
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle commented:
“I’d like to thank the 22 fans on behalf of the Club for the brilliant effort they are making to raise funds for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign and the Town Foundation, as well as Help for Heroes.
“The Team 3 Towers idea was totally supporter-driven and deserves all the support it has been getting. The idea to visit the graves of Huddersfield Town’s fallen players is also a fantastic touch; I’m proud that they are associated with our Club.”
Town Manager Chris Powell added:
“The exploits of ‘Team 3 Towers’ are exactly the kind of thing that make this Club so special. The Club and the fans of Huddersfield Town have formed a very unique community through initiatives such as this and I’m sure people will be digging deep to support them and their worthy causes.”
To support Team 3 Towers, click on one of the following links:
'Keep It Up' link - click HERE
Town Foundation link - click HERE
Help for Heroes link - click HERE