Yeovil Town report that their ‘Get Pedalling’ returns this week, as 44 riders and support crew leave for the long journey to Durham on Tuesday, in preparation to begin their return trip starting on Wednesday morning.
The team return to Huish Park at 11am on Sunday morning to take in the vital Yeovil Town game against Durham.
The ride is to raise awareness of the Ladies club and to begin raising funds, as the club look to develop a program that will see members of the team visit schools around Somerset five days per week.
Speaking on behalf of Get Pedalling, Ben Tupman said “We decided to try a summer ride this year and we thought it would be nice for our riders to enjoy training in the warmer conditions of Spring!
“This year’s ride was organised to highlight the great work being done by Yeovil Town Ladies, both on the pitch, and their plans to help schoolchildren around Somerset by giving assemblies and coaching sessions based around a healthy and active lifestyle.
“The ride has also given people a chance to raise money for the charities of their choice, meaning many organisations will benefit from this years Get Pedalling event.”
The cyclists will ride from Durham to Skipton on Wednesday (climbing nearly 6,000ft over 72 miles). Thursday sees them riding to Crewe (climbing over 6,500ft). Friday will be a long journey of 90 miles to Hereford, followed by a nervy crossing of the Severn Bridge to spend Saturday night in Weston-super-Mare. They will then leave Weston at 7am to ensure their arrival at Huish Park for 11am, where they will be greeted by family, friends and fellow supporters to watch the crucial WSL 2 game that kicks off at 12noon.
Yeovil manager Jamie Sherwood, who will be riding the daily mileage on a static gym bike in Cardiff to show his support, said “The fact that 44 friends of the Yeovil Town brand will put themselves through a challenge like this shows the true meaning of the club motto ‘Achieve by Unity’.
“We’re very proud to have the team cycling in our colours and we will all be there to greet them on their return on Sunday. I hope that the people of Yeovil, along with the fans of Yeovil Town will join us for the afternoon where we hope to celebrate three vital points towards our quest for promotion to the top flight.”
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