310 miles cycled within 24 hours for Charities

September 3, 2015 12:01 pm

Hall-Fast owner Malk Hall and A Star Media Director John Starkie completed a grueling 310 miles (500 kilometers) in 24 hours charity bike ride in aid of three charities, namely Headway Nottingham, Headway UK – the brain injury association and Mansfield’s Fountaindale SEN School, which helps youngsters, aged three to 19 years with physical and sensory needs.

The Mansfield based businessmen set off from Newcastle at 11 am on Saturday 22nd August and arrived in London on Sunday 23rd August, 23 hours and 30 minutes later, after overcoming strong headwinds and 7,500 feet of climbing along the way.

Over the last 6 months they have undertaken intensive training for the ride under the guidance of former World and Olympic medalist Bryan Steel to get them prepared for the challenge.

“It was the hardest thing that I have ever done’’ commented Malk Hall – Owner of local industrial supplies business Hall-Fast and AMbassador for Ashfield and Mansfield, ‘’We are both really proud to have completed this challenge, almost 400 top cyclists took part in the event and John and I finished together in position 126/127, we would have finished in the top 90 or so if it wasn’t for us losing about an hour when my bike chain broke; I would like to thank everybody who has supported us along the way and helped us to raise much needed money for our chosen charities”

Hall-Fast began their fundraising campaign almost three years ago, and the amount of money raised for the Fountaindale SEN School is expected to surpass £60,000 by the end of this year.

Anybody who would like to make a donation can do via: http://www.hall-fast.com/fountaindale-school


Malk Hall of Hall-Fast is an AMbassador for the Ashfield & Mansfield area, the AMbassadors Scheme is open to all businesses who have a passion for this area, we are keen to include as many businesses as possible to help promote Ashfield & Mansfield.

We already have a number of leading businesses signed up to be AMbassadors for Ashfield & Mansfield; view our current AMbassadors.  In addition local businesses have committed to act as figurehead AMbassadors – these figureheads proactively represent one of each of our key iAM messages.

We are always keen to expand our membership; if you would like to find out more, get involved or make any suggestions, please contact us.



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