Huddersfield facilities management company Orchard FM will be supporting Pedal for Pounds 10 both at home and away with a week-long office pedalthon running alongside the official European charity bike ride.
Local businesses are being invited to take their turn on the exercise bikes at Orchard’s Independence House offices between Monday 29th April and Friday 3rd May to help boost the Pedal for Pounds fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Huddersfield Town Foundation, Kirkwood Hospice and Ruddi’s Retreat.
The pedalthon will be launched on Monday morning by Orchard FM colleagues and Pedal for Pounds team mates Gareth Henderson, Justin Holley and Jason Taylor before they set sail for Zeebrugge from Hull with the rest of this year’s P4P10 cyclists.
As they tackle the 313-mile route from Belgium, travelling through Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam their colleagues, clients and fellow businesses will be pedalling for extra pounds back in Huddersfield.
Gareth said: “This is my seventh Pedal for Pounds and the thing that motivates me most is the fact that we are local people with a common goal to support fantastic charities at the heart of our community.
“This year we wanted to do something to involve as many people as possible so that we can all do our bit to support P4P10.
“The money raised over the years has made a significant impact on the work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Huddersfield Town Foundation and other local charities and we hope as many people as possible will come along to join in the fun at Independence House. Everyone is welcome,” he added.