A father and son team, both prominent Huddersfield businessmen, are backing Town’s Pedal4Pounds fundraiser.

Glenn Paxman, who was named Examiner Business Person of the Year for 2013, and his son Curtis will be closely involved in the fifth Pedal4Pounds which gets under way on Wednesday.

Curtis is taking part for the fourth year as a rider and will join more than 200 cyclists embarking on the 230-mile bike ride from Arsenal FC to the John Smith’s Stadium.

And Glenn takes on a major support role for the third year running – keeping the riders going by helping with food stops, mechanical aid and general assistance. He will also drive the support vehicle, which has been donated by Land Rover dealer Rocar Moores.

The support car will tow a trailer, which is sponsored by a number of local businesses sourced by Curtis and Glenn.

Glenn is chairman of scalp cooling equipment firm Paxman and drinks dispense specialist Brewfitt while Curtis is managing director of Brewfitt. Both multi-award winning businesses are based at Fenay Bridge.

The Paxman family has raised more than £15,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s Keep it Up Campaign and Huddersfield Town’s Academy through its involvement in Pedal4Pounds over the past four years.

Curtis and his brother James, Brewfitt’s operations director, also took part in a charity skydive last year to help raise funds for the Huddersfield Town Foundation.

Brewfitt also works closely with Town as part of the free season ticket campaign. For every £1,000 raised a free season ticket is donated to the firm – which gives the tickets to local charities, including The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Hollybank Trust.

Glenn said: “The Pedal4Pounds event is always successful and it’s great to see local businesses returning year on year to support the brilliant charities which include the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Youth Academy.

“Paxman, Brewfitt and I are keen to support local causes such as the Keep It Up Campaign and more recently, the Huddersfield Town Foundation, to help make a difference in and around Yorkshire.”

Curtis said: “Brewfitt is keen to support local charities. The Pedal4Pounds event is one we have been involved in for a number of years and is still going strong helping to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the youth academy. I am looking forward to the event and hope the bike ride isn’t too challenging!”

To sponsor Curtis and Glenn visit www.justgiving.com/Curtis-PaxmanP4P5

The Pink Link Ltd is once again the main sponsor of Town’s Pedal 4 Pounds 5 bike ride.

The Netherton-based family-run company has now been supporting Town and its initiatives for the past nine years and this year will mark the fourth season The Pink Link Ltd has sponsored Pedal4Pounds.

Richard Allen (right) and Vicki Davenport (left), directors of The Pink Link Ltd, with Huddersfield Town senior commercial manager Tracy Nelson (second left) and supporter partnership manager Robyn Deegan with mascot Pinky Lynx at the John Smith's Stadium
Richard Allen (right) and Vicki Davenport (left), directors of The Pink Link Ltd, with Huddersfield Town senior commercial manager Tracy Nelson (second left) and supporter partnership manager Robyn Deegan with mascot Pinky Lynx at the John Smith's Stadium
 

This year’s bike ride, the fifth in the series, will follow a route from Arsenal Football Club to the John Smith’s Stadium, named ‘The Chapman Trail’, in honour of the club’s legendary manager, Herbert Chapman.

The ride will begin on Wednesday with riders getting coaches from Huddersfield Town’s Canalside complex down to London.

Riders will then set off around midday from the Emirates Stadium, cycling to Cambridge, Leicester and Doncaster in time for the last home game of the season against Leicester City on Saturday, April 26.

The annual Pedal 4 Pounds bike ride raises vital funds for the Keep It Up Campaign, an innovative partnership between Huddersfield Town and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which raises money for the charity as well as the club’s Youth Academy.

Town commercial director Sean Jarvis said: “The club would like to thank the Pink Link for its continued support of the Pedal for Pounds bike ride.

Richard Allen, managing director of The Pink Link, said he was “absolutely delighted” to be the main sponsor.

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