Town fans can put their names on the P4P9 reserve list
- Pedal for Pounds 9 the ‘Last Goal Post’ has sold out
- Cyclists to commemorate Town’s six players who died in WW1 on the ‘Last Goal Post’
- Put your name on the P4P9 reserve list now
Huddersfield Town’s Pedal for Pounds 9 bike ride, in association with Made by Cooper, has now sold out.
The ride will see 175 cyclists commemorate the lives of six Huddersfield Town players who were killed during service in WW1 on its 100th year anniversary on the route that goes from France, through Belgium back to Huddersfield.
If you would still like to take part in this year’s Pedal for Pounds 9 ride, then you can put your name on the reserve list; to do see please contact email@example.com.
The cyclists will be tasked to travel from Lille in France, through Belgium and back to Huddersfield Town to raise money for the Keep It Up campaign, which generates funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy. Click here to find out how much was raised for the Keep It Up campaign last season.
The journey will begin at 4.45am on Wednesday 9 May 2018, when the cyclists will department from Huddersfield Train Station to London Kings Cross, before catching the 8.54am Eurostar to Lille. If these plans change then we will make everyone fully aware of the situation.
Later that day, the cyclists will leave Lille at 1pm for a 60 mile journey visiting the memorials of Edward John Didymus, Leigh Richmond Roose and Charles Edward Randall’s along the way.
On Thursday 10 May the cyclists will travel 76 miles across France into Belgium. Along the way the resting places of Sidney James and Larrett Roebuck will be visited before everyone attends the Last Post at Menin Gate at 8pm that evening.
Day three will see the cyclists race to Zeebrugge for the overnight ferry back to Hull, whilst visiting the final resting place of former Town player Ernest George Kenworthy, the ride stretching 57 miles.
The leg back to PPG Canalside is the longest for the riders, spanning 87 miles from Hull via York back to Huddersfield before finishing at PPG Canalside for pie and peas, alongside a celebration of the ride.
In total the ride stretches to 282 miles and the cyclists will have their annual lap of honour around the John Smith’s Stadium, this time at the Club’s final home game of the season against Arsenal.
The ride has reached its limit of 175 people, but you can put your name on the reserve list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It costs £250 to sign-up; this includes an official ride cycling jersey, an ‘I Completed’ t-shirt, transport to France, bike transport to France, two night’s accommodation in a shared room, ferry from Zeebrugge to Hull in a shared cabin, water & snacks during the ride and pie & peas at PPG Canalside. All cyclists must raise a minimum of £750 for the Keep It Up campaign.
Club Ambassador Andy Booth commented:
“We are delighted that this year’s Pedal for Pounds ride has sold out and I have to say the interest we’ve had in it is phenomenal.
“We always try as hard as we can to make the rides interesting and with it being the 100th year anniversary since WW1 ended we thought this story really fits the bill.
“Even though the ride has sold out, you can still give yourself a chance to take part in the ride by putting your name on the reserve list.
“As always, thanks to all the volunteers and staff that are volunteering their time to make the ride possible.”
Once again, the 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 to around £1.7 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!