Hall-Fast owner and Stags' fan Malk Hall has completed a gruelling 310 miles (500 kilometres) in 24 hours as part of a charity bike ride.
Malk took on the challenge in aid of three charities: Headway Nottingham and Headway UK – the brain injury association and Mansfield’s Fountaindale SEN School, which helps youngsters aged three to 19 years old with physical and sensory needs.
Hall-Fast are one of our long-standing commercial partners and are also sponsoring the back of our away shirts during the 2015-16 campaign.
The Mansfield based businessman set off from Newcastle at 11 am on Saturday 22 August and arrived in London on Sunday 23 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, Malk has undertaken intensive training for the ride under the guidance of former World and Olympic medallist Bryan Steel to get them prepared for the challenge.
“It was the hardest thing that I have ever done,” commented Malk, who completed the challenge with his friend John Starkie. “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.
“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.