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Morley’s Mark Pedals for Pounds with Huddersfield Town

Morley Leisure Centre's Mark Seegobin is  taking part in the charity cycling event organised by Huddersfield Town FC. (d313a415)

Morley Leisure Centre's Mark Seegobin is taking part in the charity cycling event organised by Huddersfield Town FC. (d313a415)

A well-known face from Morley Leisure Centre will be joining 300 others on a charity bike ride challenge today in a bid to raise £1million.

Mark Seegobin, who has been a swimming coach, circuit trainer and lifeguard at the centre for 23 years, is taking part in Huddersfield Town’s Pedal for Pounds challenge.

Now in its fifth year, the annual charity bike ride raises much needed money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the club’s Academy and will start at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium today.

Keen-cyclist Mark said: It’s 250 miles in total and all in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle and former player Andy booth will be doing it too.

“The target is to raise £1million and any further sponsorship or donations to help this great cause can be left at Morley Leisure Centre.”

Nicknamed the ‘Chapman trail’ after former Huddersfield Town and Gunners manager Herbert Chapman , the 250-mile ride will take four days and call in at Cambridge, Leicester and Doncaster before ending at Town’s final home game against Leicester City on Saturday April 26.

Herbert Chapman managed Town between 1921 and 1925 and won an FA Cup and two First Division titles in the space of four years.

As well as fans, commercial director Sean Jarvis and club ambassador Andy Booth will again take part in the latest ride in the series.

Mr Jarvis said: “I am really looking forward to it, I can’t quite believe we are on the fifth one and we are very close to reaching our target.”

 

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