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10 May 2016

See shots from last week's big ride

- Pedal for Pounds 7 finished on Saturday
- Cyclists to pay homage to Bill Shankly
- Money raised will go to the 'Keep It Up' campaign

Huddersfield Town's 'Pedal for Pounds 7' bike ride - the Keep It Up campaign fundraising event that generates funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy - ended with a lap of honour at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

Around 180 Huddersfield Town fans were involved in the annual ride, which this season - sponsored by Orchard Energy - paid homage to the late great Bill Shankly, taking in three of the clubs he managed: Carlisle United (1948-1951), Huddersfield Town (1956-1959) and Liverpool FC (1959-1974).
The ride began at Carlisle United’s Brunton Park on the morning of Wednesday 4 May and, finishing that evening 80 miles south in Lancaster. 

On Thursday, the ride started in Lancaster, passed Preston North End - whom Shankly played for from 1933 to 1949 - and ended in Liverpool; 65 miles in total. 

Friday 6 May was the last day of the ride, starting in Liverpool and ending 70 miles away back in Huddersfield. 

There was then a celebration for the cyclists at PPG Canalside on the Friday evening with friends and family welcome. 

On Saturday 7 May, the day of Town’s last home game versus Brentford, participants were asked to meet at PPG Canalside pre kick off before making their way on to the John Smith’s Stadium for their lap of honour.
The ride was 215 miles in total and raised funds for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign; the Club’s fundraising partnership between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy.

The Club’s previous Pedal for Pounds bike rides have contributed over £900,000 to the £1.3 million raised for the campaign so far since its inception in 2009.

You can still donate some money to the ride; please visit or text KIUP99 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070!

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