A review of Pedal For Pounds 10.5
- 140 participants took part in Huddersfield Town’s annual charity event
- Funds going to four great local charities
- Comments from Club Ambassador Andy Booth
140 Terriers braved the Yorkshire terrain to complete the 130-miles that made up Pedal for Pounds 10.5, sponsored by Made By Cooper, before our last home match of the regular season against Bristol City.
The event raised money for four tremendous local charities; the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Huddersfield Town Foundation, The Kirkwood, and Platform 1 men’s mental health charity.
Having met at Legend’s Bar and Café from around 7am on Friday 6 May 2022 to check in and receive a welcoming message and safety brief from Club Ambassador Andy Booth alongside Dean Hoyle, they did a lap of the John Smith’s Stadium before hitting the road.
A journey that took them from Huddersfield to Keighley, Keighley to Burnsall, Burnsall to Middleham, Middleham to Harrogate, and finally Harrogate to Huddersfield the route was far from easy!
A particular challenge was found in the form of Park Rash in Kettlewell, with the route through an extremely steep hill climb through the North Yorkshire dales.
📍 Park Rash, Kettlewell— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) May 6, 2022
Steeper than #htafc’s rise up the league this season here! 😱
Amazing effort from our cyclists to take this on, and get the better of it 👏
Let’s get a huge total raised for them ⤵️
🔗 https://t.co/9zT7XvHtPP@MadeByCooper | #P4P | #PedalForPounds pic.twitter.com/PZWlrDkvXV
Day Two saw yet another early start, with our cyclists setting off no later than 8am to ensure that were back at the John Smith’s Stadium in plenty of time for our 12.30pm kick-off against Bristol City!
Once again, it wasn’t an easy route, with a particularly long uphill ride to get to their drinks stop at Woodhouse Grove School.
Upon arriving back at the John Smith’s Stadium, participants were greeted with an extremely warm reception from the match day crowd as they completed a lap of honour prior to kick-off, led around the pitch by Andy Booth.
Supported by a host of incredible sponsors, we extend our thanks to Made By Cooper, Thornton and Ross, Brewin Dolphin, Henderson Property, Core, First Bus, Sentio, Corpad, Deliveree, AMT, Recycling Solutions, Lottie Shaws, Shepley Spring, and The Skinny Food Co, without whom the smooth running of our event wouldn’t be possible.
You can look back on the event below, courtesy of HTTV!
Commenting on the ride, Boothy said:
“I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who took part in Pedal for Pounds 10.5!
“It was an incredibly tough challenge for our cyclists, and their resilience to keep going during those steep climbs showed true Terrier Spirit.
“It was all worth it when they got back to the Stadium and received such fantastic support during their lap of honour.
“Many thanks to our main sponsor Made By Cooper for all their continued support of Pedal For Pounds, and to everyone else who made the ride possible.
“This season has shown we should all be so proud of our Club both on and off the field!”
You can still donate to Pedal for Pounds 10.5 and our four great charities by CLICKING HERE.