THE Pedal For Pounds bike challenge has been a remarkable achievement all round.
The 280 riders have raised around £250,000 which will be shared between Huddersfield Town’s Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
But this money has been raised through blood, sweat, toil and tears.
It has been an exceptionally tough 260-mile ride from Yeovil up to Huddersfield through some dreadful weather which has caused several scrapes along the way and some of the riders have even been on the verge of hypothermia.
But they showed sheer spirit to win through and the tears flowed when people came out to cheer them over the last few miles into Huddersfield and then a well-deserved lap of honour inside the Galpharm Stadium.
Most people would now only think of putting their feet up – especially businessman David Elliott who has undergone terrible agonies to run all the way – but that’s not the Yorkshire nor the Huddersfield way.
Dean Hoyle has already pledged to ride to London if Town make the play-off finals and anyone intrepid enough to go with him is more than welcome.
If this isn’t Yorkshire grit then we don’t know what is.
And what an incentive for the team to fire their way past MK Dons to get to Wembley.