JMG Townends Managing Director David Fryer has again completed the ‘Pedal 4 Pounds’ cycling event. The annual event is run by his favourite football team – Huddersfield Town FC – to help raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Each year, the event covers a new route, usually with a footballing theme. The theme for this year’s event revolved around Bill Shankly, as it included visits to three of the clubs he managed.
It started in Carlisle taking in Liverpool, before finishing at the home of Huddersfield Town, in time for Town’s final home game of the season against Brentford. The cyclists covered around 215 miles in 3 days.
Thankfully we had great weather however, the wind seemed to change direction each day to be coming straight at us! On the descent down from Shap Summit in Cumbria, we actually had to pedal to maintain momentum.
On day 3 towards the end of the ride, we needed to make our way over the moors from Uppermill to Huddersfield and my thighs were burning. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance did a fly-by and whilst they thought I was waving, I assured them later that I was beckoning them to pick me up.
All told, it was another monumental effort and my thanks to the support of my colleagues, clients and industry staff, we raised some much needed funds in order to keep this lifesaver airborne.
David is pictured with a fellow competitor and client, Mark Harris. If you’d like to donate to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, it’s not too late – details can be found here.