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4 May 2016

Cyclists depart Carlisle on day one

- Pedal for Pounds 7 gets under way
- 180 cyclists depart Carlisle
- Ride raising funds for HTAFC Academy & YAA

Huddersfield Town’s ‘Pedal for Pounds 7’ bike ride, sponsored by Orchard Energy, got under way at Carlisle United on Wednesday morning!

This season’s ride has seen 180 supporters get on their bikes to raise money for the Huddersfield Town Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, beginning at Carlisle United on Wednesday morning.

Cyclists registered at PPG Canalside and enjoyed a breakfast before heading up to Carlisle courtesy of Stotts Coaches.

Riders then began to depart in their groups from Carlisle at 8.30am, after a big ‘class picture’ in front of Brunton Park, the home of Carlisle United.

The overall route will travel from Carlisle, through Lancaster, Preston and Liverpool and finally back to PPG Canalside on Friday; a route dubbed ‘The Shankly Tour’ in honour of Bill Shankly, with the legendary manager having links to every destination.

The first stop of day one is at Askham & District Community Centre in Askham, Queens Head Car Park (CA10 2PN) where the cyclists will receive a drink of water thanks to club partner Ice Valley and flapjack thanks to club partner Total Foodservice.

The second stop on day one will be after 54 miles at Kendal Cricket Club (LA9 6BZ). Cyclists will receive a sandwich, chocolate snack thanks to Nestle and a piece of fruit thanks to club partner Sainsbury’s.

The only stop on day two will be after 25 miles and will include a drink of water, a sandwich, chocolate snack and a piece of fruit. The location of the stop is at Preston North End FC (PR1 6RU).

The first stop on day three will be after 25 miles and will include a drink of water and a flapjack. The location of the stop is Saracen’s Head Country Pub, Paddock Lane, Lymm, Warburton (WA13 9TH).

The second stop on day three will be after 50 miles and will be at The Kingfisher, Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Saddleworth (OL3 7AE).

Links to the route can be found in full here:

Day 1 -

Day 2 -

Day 3 -

Thanks from everyone at Huddersfield Town goes to the ride’s sponsors:

Orchard Energy, Absolute Warehouse Services, Wilby Ltd, Hepworth Honda

Town would also like to thank several ride donors:

Expect Distribution, Ronan Developments, Ferno, Sandwich King, Ice Valley, Total Foodservice, Nexus, One 17 Design, Card Factory, Nestle, Stotts and Sainsbury’s.

You can sponsor riders such as Academy Manager Mark Lillis and Commercial Director Sean Jarvis on the 215 mile ride in aid of the YAA and HTAFC Academy by visiting or by texting KIUP99 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070.

Follow the ride on social media by searching for #p4p7!

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