Huddersfield Town owner Dean Hoyle is to ride to Wembley to raise money in memory of Town fan Daryl Hopson who died of cancer last month.
Dean and wife Janet cycled the 201 miles from Huddersfield to Wembley for charity ahead of the play-off final back in 2017.
This weekend the couple – along with nine others – are using pedal power again aiming to raise enough money to build a memorial garden at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The garden will be created in Daryl’s memory but will also honour all the other Town fans lost every year.
Any funds raised over and above the cost of the garden will be distributed to the four charities that benefited from the recent Pedal for Pounds 10.5 ride – the Town Foundation, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, The Kirkwood and Platform 1.
Departing the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday May 26, the cyclists will travel 87 miles to Grantham on day one before taking on another 85 miles to Letchworth Garden City on Friday. The ride will finish on Saturday with a shorter 38-mile stint to Wembley Stadium.
Town, of course, take on Nottingham Forest in the play-off final at Wembley on Sunday (4.30) for a place in the Premier League.
Dean said: “Given how successful the ‘Road to Wembley’ ride was in 2017, it felt like a no-brainer to get back on the bikes this week to raise funds for a worthwhile cause – and take my mind off what is happening on Sunday!
“Daryl’s brave fight against illness really touched our fanbase and this cause is one that will resonate with everyone connected with Huddersfield Town.
“Our Fan Memorial game at the end of each calendar year is always special and the addition of a memorial garden will be a welcome one at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“The football club holds such a special place in so many people’s hearts and this will only add to that. If you are able to donate to the ride, please do – it’ll make a big impact on a lot of people.”
You can donate to the ‘Road to Wembley’ ride via JustGiving now – click HERE