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27 February 2015

Hoyle wants to hit record numbers

Huddersfield Town is still accepting entries for fans to take part in Pedal for Pounds 6, with Chairman Dean Hoyle looking for the ride to hit record numbers!

The deadline to enter the bike ride, which raises funds for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, has been extended to Friday 27 February.

There are currently 254 supporters taking part in this season’s bike ride – 42% of which have never taken part in a Pedal for Pounds bike ride before – and Hoyle is targeting the 300 that took part in P4P4. 

The two day ride will start at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Almondbury at 10am on Friday 1 May 2015, with that day finishing 70 miles away at Blackpool Tower. 

On Saturday 2 May 2015, after the Terriers’ final game of the Sky Bet Championship season against the Seasiders, the ride will set off from the Bloomfield Road Stadium and cycle back to the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield.

The ride will be 140 miles in total and will see supporters and staff raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy. 

Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle commented:

“We’ve reopened Pedal for Pounds 6 for entries in order to beat the record number of riders for one bike ride, which we’re fewer than 50 participants from! 

“It’s great to hear we’ve got lots of first time riders taking part this year; the route was designed with those people in mind. Hopefully we can tempt back some of the veterans to beat the 300 mark, as well as some other first time riders.

“The importance of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign was really put in focus by the memorable scenes involving our very own Tommy Smith after the Leeds United derby. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance did a superb job at caring for a member of the Huddersfield Town family, which culminated in him being back out on the pitch against Wolves in midweek. 

“Every penny raised through our fundraising campaign helps to keep those life-saving helicopters in the air, as well as funding our Academy. If you can take part, please do so!”

If you would like to take part in the ‘Pedal for Pounds 6’ bike ride, sponsored by Orchard Energy, please download a sign-up form HERE and medical form HERE and return both, along with your £35 registration fee (non-refundable; covers ride cycling jersey, bike and bag tags, ride insurance, ‘I Completed’ t-shirt and water, sandwich and snacks on both days).

Forms can be posted FAO Robyn Deegan, HTAFC, the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX or handed in at main reception or the Ticket Office windows. Cheques should be made out to the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign. 

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