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Football executives cycle to game

Executives from Huddersfield Town football club have set off on a 240-mile bike ride to the team's first match of the season.

The club's chairman, Dean Hoyle, former player Andy Booth and 23 others pledged to make the journey to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

They did not know at the time that first match would be in Southend.

The journey, which will take the cyclists four days, began this morning at Galpharm Stadium.

The group plans to cycle from Huddersfield to Lincoln on day one, then on to Peterborough on day two.

From there they will go to Chelmsford before the final stretch to Southend.

Mr Hoyle said: "I'd like to go straight down the A1, but I've been told I can't."

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