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25 November 2015

Important information on P4P7

- FAQs on Pedal for Pounds 7
- Important info on Town's bike ride
- Info on hotels, registration and groups

What does the £50 registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers your official ride cycling jersey, tags for your bike and bag, coach travel to Carlisle to begin the ride, an ‘I completed P4P7’ t-shirt, dinner, water and snacks throughout the ride, breakfast on departure and a pie and pea supper on arrival back at PPG Canalside. Please note that this registration fee covers 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 and where does the ride start?

The ride begins on Wednesday 4 May 2016 at PPG Canalside. Stotts Coaches will then take participants up to Brunton Park in Carlisle to begin the ride. The exact set-off time for the coaches is still to be confirmed, but it will be approximately 5.30am. Once all riders have arrived at the start point by approximately 9am, the ride will begin.
How will I get my bike to the start point?

Your bike will kindly be transported to the start point on Wednesday 4 May by our Club Partner and Keep It Up campaign supporter Expect Distribution. Further details on this will be given at the next P4P7 meeting.
When and where does the ride end?

The ride will officially end at PPG Canalside on the evening of Friday 6 May 2016, where cyclists will enjoy a pie and pea supper. Friends and family are welcome to come along to the venue to welcome their loved ones back; they will be able to purchase pie and peas on the night should they wish.
Is there a lap of honour planned?

Yes; on Saturday 7 May 2016, when HTAFC plays Brentford in the last game of the 2015/16 season at the John Smith’s Stadium. Cyclists will be asked to gather back at PPG Canalside on the morning of the game (time TBC) and walk on together to the Stadium for a lap of honour before kick-off at 12.30pm.
Do I need to source my own accommodation?

Upon sign up the event each cyclist will be provided with a hotel sheet, which gives a recommended list of accommodation on each night of the ride. These are the hotels in which bags will be dropped off at each day and collected again each morning by the support team. If you decide not to stay in these hotels, please note you will need to arrange collection and drop off of your bag at the official hotels. We recommend that you book into the hotels as soon as possible as they do fill up quickly. Please note that participants must book and pay for the accommodation themselves. 
What happens with bike storage each night?

Overnight storage of your bike needs to be agreed 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.
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 is on hand throughout the ride to ensure everything runs smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves! The official support team is the only support team equipped and insured to be on the ride. It is not necessary or permissible for cyclists to have their own personal support teams or vehicles. 
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. We can only accommodate a small overnight bag per rider. These bags are loaded on to the support team vehicles in the morning and dropped off at the official ride hotel by a set time each day.
When will I find out the route?

The route will be given to all cyclists prior to the event, once it is completely 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 cyclist 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 2016 and the second in March/April 2016 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 JustGiving. If you do decide to set up a JustGiving 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 Thursday 30 June 2016.
Further details will be given at the first meeting in January 2016, however if you have any specific questions which are not covered here, please email and he will endeavour to answer them.

Click HERE for full information and to sign up for P4P7: The Shankly Tour

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