HOSPITAL anaesthetist Jez Pinnell is turning to pedal power to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Jez, who is based at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, regularly turns out with the flying medics in emergencies.
Now he wants to help raise funds for them with the Pedal for Pounds ride, which starts today.
The ride by 300 cyclists has been organised by Huddersfield Town to boost funds for the air ambulance and the Town academy.
It is the third annual ride and 300 cyclists will today begin the challenge.
They will be cycling around 260 miles in four days from Yeovil, starting today and arriving back for the final home game of the season on this Saturday, May 5.
Jez, from Holmfirth, said: "I know the difference the service makes to people’s lives.
"Working with the teams means I see at first hand the brilliant service it delivers in emergency situations for people who are very often seriously injured."
He can be supported on justgiving.com/jezpinnell