Cyclists depart Huddersfield for Blackpool
Huddersfield Town’s ‘Pedal for Pounds 6’ bike ride, sponsored by Orchard Energy, got under way at Castle Hill on Friday morning!
This season’s ride has seen around 250 supporters get on their bikes to raise money for the Huddersfield Town Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, beginning at a sunny but chilly Castle Hill on Friday morning.
Watched and supporters by friends and family, cyclists registered from 8am and began to depart in their groups an hour later, after a big ‘class picture’ in front of the iconic Huddersfield landmark.
Town's Academy team consisting of Neil Matthews, Dave Haley, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson and Mark Lillis
The overall route will travel through Huddersfield town centre up to Ainley Top, through Sowerby Bridge, Accrington, Blackburn, Preston and finally into Blackpool.
The first stop of day one is in Todmorden, where the cyclists will receive a drink of water thanks to club partner Ice Valley, an energy drink thanks to iPro and a piece of fruit thanks to Sainsbury’s Dewsbury.
The second stop is 49 miles into the first day at The Boatyard Inn, Bolton Road, Riley Green, Preston, PR5 0SP. Cyclists will receive a sandwich and flapjack thanks to club partner Total Foodservice.
The ride will end that day on the promenade across from Blackpool Tower.
On Day 2 the ride sets off from Bloomfield Road after the final whistle of Town’s Sky Bet Championship game at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road.
The first stop will be after 21 miles at Balderstone in Blackburn and the second will be after 41 miles at The Kettledrum Inn in Cliviger.
The ride officially ends at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday evening.
Links to the route can be found in full here:
Thanks from everyone at Huddersfield Town goes to the ride’s sponsors:
Orchard Energy (click HERE
for info), Absolute Warehouse Services, Bike Shed, Brooke & Mae, Hepworth Honda, Pink Link
Town would also like to thank several ride donors:
Sandwich King, Ice Valley, Total Food Service, Nexus, iPro, One 17 Design, Card Factory, BIU, Try Cycling, Fat Lad At The Back and Ferno.
You can sponsor Chairman Dean Hoyle, Academy Manager Mark Lillis and Commercial Director Sean Jarvis on the 140 mile ride in aid of the YAA and HTAFC Academy by visiting www.justgiving.com/keepitupcampaign
or by texting KIUP99 £5
(or any other amount) to 70070