Pedal for Pounds is back – with a seaside flavour.

Huddersfield Town’s sixth fundraising bike ride will centre around the last game of the season as the Terriers head to Blackpool.

The two-day Tower to Tower ride will take place between two iconic landmarks – Victoria Tower at Castle Hill and the iconic Blackpool Tower.

The 140-mile ride will start at Castle Hill on Friday, May 1 at 10am – and cyclists will ride back to the John Smith’s Stadium after the game at Bloomfield Road the following day.

Launching Pedal for Pounds 6 from the left: Paul Gowland, director of fundraising at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Town director Sean Jarvis, Gareth Henderson, managing director of Orchard Energy, and club ambassador Andy Booth at Castle Hill
Launching Pedal for Pounds 6 from the left: Paul Gowland, director of fundraising at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Town director Sean Jarvis, Gareth Henderson, managing director of Orchard Energy, and club ambassador Andy Booth at Castle Hill
 

As in previous years the ride will raise cash for the Keep It Up campaign, which has raised £1 million so far for the club’s youth academy and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Town chairman Dean Hoyle said he was looking forward to the ride and added: “The last game of the season is always a really exciting one and it will be great having the cyclists descending en masse over the Pennines to Blackpool for the sixth annual ride.

“The Pedal for Pounds bike rides have taken on a life of their own and we want as many Town fans as possible to be able to have the experience of taking part.

“We appreciate that not everyone can commit to four days off work or stay away from their families for a prolonged period, which is why this year’s ride is over two days.

“It’s something a bit different to what we’ve done before but it’s still 70 miles per day, which is a real challenge.

“I would urge anyone who may have thought about taking part in the past to bite the bullet and go for it. You won’t regret it.”

Click on the gallery below to see pictures from last year's Pedal for Pounds - all the way from setting off to London to reaching the John Smith's Stadium.

 

The ride will be sponsored by Elland-based Orchard Energy and the firm’s managing director Gareth Henderson said he was proud to support the cause.

“This is a fantastic charity event that brings Huddersfield Town supporters together and raises an incredible amount of money every year.

“I would urge as many people as possible to get involved. As a Pedal for Pounds veteran I know just how much of a challenge it is for everyone who takes part but when the going gets tough, the team spirit and the knowledge that every penny raised is making a real difference make it all worthwhile.”

Over the five previous rides 635 cyclists have taken part covering some 1,250 miles.

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Last season’s Chapman Trail ride to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium took the total raised by the rides alone above £700,000.

Entries for the ride can be made at www.htafc.com and the deadline is January 12.