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Terriers chairman on charity ride

Dean Hoyle
Dean Hoyle took over as Terriers chairman from Ken Davy in May

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle will cycle to the club's first away game of the new season to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The football fixtures do not come out until June 17, so Hoyle does not yet know how far he will have to travel.

"We're trying to do good for a good charity," Hoyle told BBC Radio Leeds. "We hope to raise £50,000. It costs £7,500 a day to run the Air Ambulance.

"It's a huge challenge, but wherever we have to go to we'll get there."

Hoyle could only need to cycle to West Yorkshire neighbours Leeds United or as far as Exeter 400 miles away.

"We hope to raise the profile of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance," said Hoyle. "The service has to raise all its money itself.

"It gets no help from the government, so we do everything we can to keep those helicopters in the air.

"If this is successful who knows what we can do next year."

Hoyle will be starting his first season as Terriers chairman after completing his expected takeover from Ken Davy at the end of Town's League One campaign in May.



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