First day of Pedal for Pounds 10 completed as riders arrive in Antwerp
- Over 200 cyclists ride 71 miles from Zeebrugge to Antwerp
- Chairman Dean Hoyle cooks barbecue for the cyclists
- Pedal for Pounds 10 is in association with Made by Cooper
Over 200 cyclists yesterday (Tuesday 30 April 2019) completed the first day’s cycling of Huddersfield Town’s Pedal for Pounds 10 with Made by Cooper bike ride, ‘The Chairman’s Choice’, as the riders embarked the overnight ferry before venturing from Zeebrugge to Antwerp.
The first day of cycling began with the cyclists disembarking the ferry in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis, who is completing his 10th Pedal for Pounds ride, then gave a good luck speech to his fellow riders before they departed on the 71-mile journey.
The cyclists then rode through the medieval city of Bruges, before making the first stop of the day in the market town of Eeklo; 28.2 miles into the journey.
A further 24 miles along canal paths followed before the second stop of the day in Stekene, where Chairman Dean Hoyle was ready and waiting for the riders with the bacon already sizzling on the barbecue!
After a well-deserved food break, the cyclists then endured a further 19 miles towards Antwerp where they would spend Tuesday night.
This year’s Pedal for Pounds 10 with Made by Cooper ride, ‘The Chairman’s Choice’, will raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Town Foundation, Kirkwood Hospice and Ruddi’s Retreat.
If you want to donate to the ride, please visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/p4p10
The ride, which is 323 miles in total, began on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and it will finish at PPG Canalside on Friday 3 May 2019; the cyclists will then complete a lap of honour prior to the game against Manchester United at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday 5 May 2019.
The cyclists returned to their saddles early today as they departed Antwerp at 9am to take on the longest stretch of the trip, a 102-mile journey towards Amsterdam.
After spending the night in Amsterdam, the cyclists will then race 62 miles through the Hague and to Rotterdam in order to catch the ferry back to Hull.
The final day of cycling will see the cyclists ride the final 88 miles back to PPG Canalside via Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park and Doncaster Race Course to complete the journey.
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, socks 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.