Pedal power as 300 sign up for Huddersfield Town and Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraising ride

IT’S a bicycle built not for two but for 300.

IT’S a bicycle built not for two but for 300.

Delighted officials at Huddersfield Town have confirmed that 300 people will be getting on their bikes this spring to help the club and charity.

The club confirmed that was the number of fans who have signed up to take part in the biggest fundraiser to date, the Pink Link ‘Pedal for Pounds 3’ bike ride from Yeovil to Huddersfield.

Entries are now closed for what will be the club’s third charity bike ride, which raises money for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.

That will see the money divided equally between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy.

Twenty-two hardy souls took part in the first ride from Huddersfield to Southend in 2009 while 168 went “With Dean to the Withdean” in 2011, from Huddersfield to Brighton.

Those two rides raised over £200,000 for the ‘Keep it Up’ campaign.

Once again Town’s chairman Dean Hoyle will be on his bike for the ride. He will be joined by Town commercial director Sean Jarvis and club ambassador Andy Booth.

He said: “To see so many of our supporters getting on board with the ride this year is absolutely amazing.

“The club has been dedicated to raising funds for YAA since the start of our partnership with the charity in 2009, and we are well on the way to hitting our million pounds target.

“The club and its fans continue to do everything we can to support our community. It makes us all very proud.”

The ride will begin at Huish Park in Yeovil on Wednesday, May 2.

The cyclists will then begin pedalling a mammoth 260 miles back home to Huddersfield in time for the final League 1 home fixture against of the season against The Glovers on Saturday, May 5.

And they hope not only to raise a huge amount for charity but also to see Lee Clark’s men celebrate promotion to the Championship.

It is the biggest fundraiser in the club’s history. Every person who raises more than £1,000 for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign will be rewarded with a free 2012/13 season card from the club.

The club hopes to raise more than £250,000 from this event alone.

 

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