For the third year running we are proud sponsors of Pedal 4 Pounds after the huge success of Pedal 4 Pounds 10, The Chairmans Choice. Pedal 4 Pounds is an annual bike ride founded in 2009 to commemorate the 6 Huddersfield Town players who lost their lives during WW1.
The charity bike ride supports local causes including The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and The Huddersfield Town Foundation. The Town Foundation will spilt their half three ways, half going towards their Breakfast Clubs and the rest will be split between Kirkwood Hospice and Platform 1.
Last years 323 mile bike ride across Europe broke records with the most money fundraise within 10 years, with over £300,000 raised.
This year, Pedal 4 Pounds 11 is set to be the biggest ride yet with the year on year growth in popularity. The reveal night, hosted at Magic Rock Brewery, boasted the line up for whats to come in 2020. The theme of the ride is 'The Ride of Yorkshire' which will take place Wednesday 22nd April - Saturday 25th April 2020. The ride is focused on 'visiting all Yorkshire Football Clubs in the top 5 divisions', here is a break down of the route involved:
- Wednesday 22 April – John Smiths Stadium – FC Halifax – Bradford City – Leeds United – Harrogate Town – Middlesbrough FC = 107 miles and night in Middlesbrough.
- Thursday 23 April – Middlesbrough – Hull City = 95 miles and night in Hull.
- Friday 24 April – Hull – Doncaster Rovers – Rotherham United – Sheffield United – Sheffield Wednesday = 75 miles and night in Sheffield.
- Saturday 25 April – Sheffield – Barnsley FC – John Smiths Stadium = 43 miles. Ride in to the West Brom match for lap of honour.
Overall, Pedal 4 Pounds has raised £2 million in total. If you would like to get involved in Pedal 4 Pounds 11 head over to Huddersfield Town Club News to get started.