KAL Trustee and Director and Head of Ridley and Hall Solicitor’s Huddersfield Office, Adam Fletcher, is putting foot to pedal in what will be the exercise challenge of his life so far!
As a KAL Trustee, Adam knows the importance of health and fitness. However, after years of hard work and becoming successful in his career, he became increasingly aware that he had been overlooking his fitness regime, as it is so easy to do, and realised his fitness levels had taken a back seat. Looking back, while he has dabbled in exercise, he reflects that he has never had a time in his life when he has really felt ‘fit’. Well…that’s all about to change!
With gratitude to be in the position of the highly sought after role of a KAL Trustee, Adam is keen to make some changes and to use his platform to inspire others and lead the way into health and fitness. What better way to do so than to take part in a great challenge event aiming to raise money for a range of deserving charities.
Adam will be taking part in Huddersfield Town’s charity fundraising event ‘Pedal for Pounds’ on its 10th anniversary. Between Monday 29th April and Friday 3rd May, he will be cycling a challenging total of 313 miles on an adventure through Europe around Belgium and the Netherlands, alongside 229 other riders. The charity bike ride is coined ‘The Chairman’s Choice’ as Huddersfield Town’s chairman, Dean Hoyle, has decided this year’s route and while it may be a gruelling 313 miles, he’s ‘made sure there aren’t many hills!’.
The event will be raising money for some wonderful causes including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Huddersfield Town Foundation, Kirkwood Hospice and Ruddi’s Retreat with all cyclists required to raise a minimum of £750 for participating in the event.
To help with his journey, KAL will be supporting Adam in every way we can. From providing the fitness programmes available to our members, encouraging Adam with his technique on the Watt Bikes at KAL which provide a road like feel, give accurate power readings to help track progress and is a great way to train for the event, to offering nutritional advice from qualified PT’s, all in a friendly environment. Fitness Development Manager Jenn Flaherty will be giving additional support, sharing her expertise on cycling technique and coaching Adam along the way. She has already invited him to partake in her Wednesday morning studio cycling class at Huddersfield Leisure Centre to vary his training, helping him to prepare for all terrains and some uphill climbs.
Pedal for Pounds 10 starts on Monday 29th April when the cyclists depart from PPG canalside to catch the evening ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge, returning in time for Town’s end of season home game against Manchester United. We’ll be following Adam’s journey and we have every faith in him to succeed in completing the event, raising money for a fantastic cause and inspiring us all along the way in his dedication to welcome health and fitness back as a part of his life! Watch this space…
If you would like to follow Adam’s progress or donate to the cause visit his Just Giving Page