The fifth annual fundraising bike ride in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign began in the early hours of Wednesday 23 April, when Siddall & Hilton’s sales director Neil Sutcliffe and his fellow cyclists travelled down to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium ready to start the 250 mile ride. After collecting their bikes, they were on their way to Cambridge, the first of three overnight stops.
Day Two saw the cyclists pedal 70 miles to Leicester in glorious weather, some making a short detour to have photos outside the King Power Stadium. Bad weather hit on Day Three of the ride though, which was rainy and drizzly all along the 80 mile route with some challenging (and very muddy) cycle paths on the way to Doncaster.
On Day Four the cyclists had a 40 mile journey into Huddersfield stopping at PPG Canalside where they were greeted by their friends and family and heard speeches from Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis, YAA Head of Fundraising Paul Gowland and Chairman Dean Hoyle, thanking all those who took part.
Neil, who has completed 2 Pedal for Pounds bike ride, said: “To get 300 people doing it for the fourth year on the trot is a credit to everybody. I am aching but it’s been good. It was an excellent ride, superbly organised and a decent route, and the Guiness on route was superb!”
Siddall & Hilton, their customers and suppliers made kind donations, Neil raised over £1500 and would like to thank everybody who contributed. Neil also fund raises for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.