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Huddersfield Town hit the Chapman Trail

23 April 2014

300 fans and staff from Huddersfield Town are back on their bikes as part of the club's fifth annual 'Pedal for Pounds' bike ride in aid of the 'Keep It Up' campaign.

This year's edition is called 'The Chapman Trail' to celebrate the legendary manager.

The ride sees Chairman Dean Hoyle, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and Club Ambassador Andy Booth cycling 250 miles from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium back to Huddersfield to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity and the Huddersfield Town Academy, along with hundreds of football fans.

Herbert Chapman managed Huddersfield Town between 1921 and 1925, winning two First Division titles in the space of four years and an FA Cup. In 1925, Arsenal successfully tempted Chapman to join them, and he brought the previously trophy-less club two First Division titles and an FA Cup.

The Terriers' previous four bike rides have contributed over £600,000 to the £980,000 raised for the campaign so far since its inception in 2009.

The event began early this morning with cyclists getting coaches down to London. Participants then got on their bikes to set off from the Emirates Stadium at lunchtime, cycling through London and stopping overnight at Cambridge.

There will be further overnight stops at Leicester and Doncaster before the group arrive back in Huddersfield in time for their last home game of the season against Leicester City on Saturday.

To support the event visit or text KIUP99 £5 to 70070. To keep track of the riders follow @htafcdotcomon Twitter or search for #P4P5.

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