26 May The Road To Wembley Bike Ride Has Begun
The â€˜Road to Wembleyâ€™ has begun as Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, alongside his wife Janet, set off from the John Smithâ€™s Stadium this morning on a 200-mile journey to Wembley Stadium.
The two and a half days of cycling to the national stadium will help a myriad of people from different backgrounds and areas of Huddersfield have a day to remember by attending the Clubâ€™s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley on Monday 29 May 2017.Â
So far, the â€˜Road to Wembleyâ€™ bike ride has raised over Â£5,500 and you can sponsor Dean & Janet by clicking here on their JustGiving page!
Similarly to the Townâ€™s last Play-Off Final at Wembley in 2012, the seven cyclists â€“ donning the â€˜Road to Wembleyâ€™ jerseys – will cycle to the capital to raise funds under the Town Foundation banner.
Dean also raised money to take local children to Old Trafford for the League 1 Play-Off Final of 2011.
Any money raised through sponsorship will be used to give an estimated 200 Huddersfield locals from a myriad of different backgrounds a day to remember, paying for tickets and travel to Wembley for the Play-Off Final.
â€œFootball is quite unique in its ability to bring people of different backgrounds together and the Play-Off Final gives Huddersfield Town a huge opportunity to make an impact on this front.
â€œIâ€™ve been really inspired by the work that has been carried out in our area by the â€˜More In Commonâ€™ charity, setup in honour of Jo Cox. As Jo now famously said, â€œwe have more in common than that which divides us.â€ I completely agree and think that, by raising money, we can take around 200 Huddersfield people from all different backgrounds to the game together as one for a day to remember.Â
â€œNobody should be marginalized or disadvantaged on the basis of their identity. That is not what Huddersfield Town is about and I want to illustrate that on the greatest stage of all, Wembley. I hope the community gets behind this idea and helps to create something special.â€
If you want to donate to the ride, please click HERE to access the rideâ€™s JustGiving page.