On the 8th May 2018 our very own Paul Radcliffe will join a team of 175 cyclists and will cycle from Lille in France, through Belgium and back to Huddersfield Town to raise money for the Keep It Up Campaign visiting the war graves of Huddersfield Town players who were killed in the 1st world war.
The Journey will begin at Huddersfield Towns Canalside on May 8th taking a bus and ferry to Zeebrugge and then bus to Lille in France.
On May 9th we will leave Lille at 1pm for a 60 mile ride, visiting the memorials of Edward John Didymus, Leigh Richmond Roose and Charles Edward Randall's along the way.
On Thursday 10 May we will cycle 76 miles across France to Belgium. Along the way the resting places of Sidney James and Larrett Roebuck will be visited before we attend the Last Post at Menin Gate at 8pm that evening.
Day three will see us race to Zebrugge for the overnight ferry back to Hull, whilst visiting the final resting place of former Town player Ernest George Kenworthy, the ride will stretch 57 miles.
The leg back to PPG Canalside is the longest ride spanning 87 miles from Hull via York back to Huddersfield before Finishing at PPG Canalside for pie and peas, alongside a celebration of the ride.
In total the ride stretches 282 miles and we will have our annual lap of honour around the John Smith's Stadium, this time at the Club's final home game of the season against Arsenal.
Funds will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity as normal, however the 50% which would normally go towards the HTAFC Academy will instead be split three ways to the Club’s charity partners: Forget me Not children’s hospice, Hollybank Trust and the Town Foundation.
To sponsor the team or find out more, please follow the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/p4p9