Dale saddles up for charity

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FORMER Rastrick High School student Dale Marsh saddled up to take part in Pedal for Pounds 3.

Dale, who lived at Castlefields Drive, Rastrick, before moving to Huddersfield, was one of the 300 cyclists who took part in the ride which is part of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The teams were given a run-down about the 260-mile bike ride from Yeovil in Somerset to the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, before the event.

Dale said the first part of the ride to Bath went fine until they had to cycle to Solihull which is where it got interesting.

“It was three degrees and rained all day with driving winds and hailstones at times. Some people had to be rescued by support vehicles because they had early signs of hyperthermia,” he said.

The riders arrived into Huddersfield after the four-day ride and did a lap of honour around the pitch to a standing ovation from the crowd, there to watch the game.

Dale is hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity and the ride hopefully will raise £250,000. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/dale-marshp4p3