Over 175 cyclists prepare for the Last Goal Post
- Training has begun for Pedal for Pounds 9
- The Last Goal Post sponsored by Made by Cooper takes place between 9 and 12 May
- Commercial Director Sean Jarvis on P4P9
Training is well underway for the 175 cyclists who are taking part in this year’s Pedal for Pounds 9 ride ‘The Last Goal Post’.
The ride, which will start on Wednesday 9 May and finish on Saturday 12 May, will 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.
In total the ride stretches 282 miles with the journey visiting the memorials of Edward John Didymus, Leigh Richmond Roose, Charles Edward Randall, Sidney James, Larrett Roebuck and Ernest George Kenworthy.
Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis has taken part in every Pedal for Pounds ride since its inception in 2009.
He explained to #HTTV when training should’ve began for P4P9 riders.
“That’s probably my first of a handful of training sessions so pretty tricky to be honest.
“It’s only five weeks to go so I need to be putting in the hours now to make sure I’m ready for the bike ride in May.
“We usually say to the cyclists start training around January time and then build it up to when the bike ride is.”
The Club’s previous Pedal for Pounds bike rides have contributed to around £1.75 million to the total raised for the Keep It Up campaign.
The funds raised from the current 2017/18 season will benefit the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Club’s Charity Parnters; the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Hollybank Trust and its own charity the Town Foundation.
Sean Jarvis continued to explain why he believes this year’s ride will be extra special, detailing how much money has been raised by Pedal for Pounds cyclists.
“I think we’ve raised £1.75 million to date, so with a bit of fair wind, we might get through that two million mark after number nine; the rides are fantastic.
“The people that do it and people that support as well, the people that sponsor, everybody that really chips in makes the bike ride something special for Huddersfield Town.
“Of course, this will be our first in the Premier League, so on that basis I’m hoping for a bit more profile.
“It’s very emotive as well, 100 years since the end of the First World War and we’ll be visiting some of the graves. It promises to be a really special bike ride I think.”
You can watch Sean Jarvis’ full interview previewing ‘The Last Goal Post’ below via #HTTV!
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.
If you want to donate some money to the ride, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/yaac/p4p9 or text KIUP99 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070!
If you are tweeting about the ride, please use the hashtag #P4P9 and the Club's official Twitter account, @htafcdotcom, will retweet some of the best!