Around 300 cyclists got back in the saddle at Arsenal Football Club today for the fifth Pedal4Pounds challenge.

The annual charity bike ride follows a 250-mile route from the Emirates Stadium in London to Huddersfield Town Football Club's John Smith's Stadium, named ‘The Chapman Trail’, in honour of the club’s legendary manager, Herbert Chapman.

Riders boarded coaches this morning from the club's Canallside complex down to London before setting off at around 12.30pm.

The four-day trek will see teams will cycle to Cambridge, Leicester and Doncaster in time for the last home game of the season against Leicester City on Saturday, April 26.

 

The annual Pedal 4 Pounds bike ride raises vital funds for the Keep It Up Campaign, an innovative partnership between Huddersfield Town and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which raises money for the charity as well as the club’s Youth Academy.

Pedal4Pounds day one route, from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium to Cambridge
Pedal4Pounds day one route, from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium to Cambridge

Town commercial director Sean Jarvis said: “The club would like to thank the Pink Link for its continued support of the Pedal for Pounds bike ride."

Richard Allen, managing director of The Pink Link, said he was “absolutely delighted” to be the main sponsor.

Cyclists - tweet the Examiner (@examiner) your pictures and thoughts throughout Pedal4Pounds.

Huddersfield father and son Glenn and Curtis Paxman backing Pedal4Pounds

Cyclists Alastair Wareham and Tom Rogers aim to complete 210-mile charity Pedal for Pounds ride in just 14 hours!

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