P4P8 riders travel 165 miles from Dortmund to Rotterdam- Town’s Pedal for Pounds 8 cyclists travel from Dortmund to Rotterdam
- The Wagner Way is riders board the ferry from Rotterdam to Hull
- The #P4P8 cyclists will meet up with the ‘Hull to Home’ cyclists tomorrow
Huddersfield Town’s Pedal for Pounds 8 cyclists have boarded the ferry at Rotterdam ahead of the final leg of ‘The Wagner Way’ tomorrow.
The ride, sponsored by Made By Cooper, saw around 135 people cycle 165 miles between Dortmund and Rotterdam over the space of two days.
After cycling from Dortmund to Nijmegen after a slight delay in receiving the bikes on Thursday 4 May 2017, the riders once again took to their bikes this morning ahead of an 88 mile journey back to Rotterdam, prior to catching the ferry back to Hull.
The teams set off between 7am and 7.30am on the second leg of ‘The Wagner Way’, with the Silver Team leading the way for the majority.
The riders were greeted by the support team on two occasions during the route to receive refreshments.
All 135 cyclists arrived at the Euro Port in Rotterdam at 5pm ahead of the 8.30pm departure back to Hull before taking on the final leg of the journey back to Huddersfield, ending at the Football Club's PPG Canalside Training Ground in a pie and peas celebration; around 80 miles in total.
The cyclists will be joined by more Town fans on that morning who are taking part in the shorter 'Hull to Home' leg of the ride, all in aid of the Keep It Up campaign.
The now traditional lap of honour will still take place at the final game of the season a day later when Wagner’s side hosts Cardiff City at the John Smith’s Stadium in a noon kick-off. Cyclists will meet up at PPG Canalside at 11am and travel to the stadium together.
In just over a week all 120 places were filled, with each cyclist committing to raise a minimum of £750 for the Keep It Up campaign!
Echoing David and Christoph’s route, cyclists will be asked to travel from Dortmund in Germany to Huddersfield Town to raise funds for the Keep It Up campaign, which generates funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy.
Club Ambassador Andy Booth commented:
“We are all delighted that this year’s Pedal for Pounds has been a success so far, the level of interest in ‘The Wagner Way’ has been totally unprecedented and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the ride so far!
“We always work hard to make the rides different and I think the Wagner Way from Dortmund has captured the imagination of our supporters and around 135 cyclists.
“As always, we will regularly update you on Twitter (@htafcdotcom), YouTube and on htafc.com throughout the ride and remember you can still sponsor us!
“I would like to thank all the volunteers and staff that are volunteering their time as the smooth running of the ride so far wouldn't have been possible without them.”
This season’s ride is being held in association with Made by Cooper; a local company with respected worldwide reputation for quality and design.
Based in Lion Chambers in Huddersfield, St George’s Square, the company creates enamel lapel pin badges, patches, medals, toys and much more, with a team of professional designers to help realise your ideas.
Made by Cooper ships worldwide, with about 40% of customers in the USA. It works with all types of clients, from individuals that want keepsakes for their wedding day, to international companies such as BBC, ITV, HSBC, Tate Modern, Warner Bros, and many more including the Town Foundation.
The Club’s previous Pedal for Pounds bike rides have contributed over £1 million to the total raised for the campaign since its inception in 2009.
If you want to donate some money to the ride, please visit www.justgiving.com/keepitupcampaign or text KIUP99 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070!
If you are tweeting about the ride, please use the hashtag #P4P8 and the Club's official Twitter account, www.twitter.com/htafcdotcom, will retweet some of the best!
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