We did it! The Three Peaks challenge has come and gone and not only did our intrepid team successfully complete this epic journey they also exceeded their fundraising target, raising a sizeable chunk of cash for Cancer Research in the process.
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We’re hoping to smash the £7,335.00 we raised last year and to keep you in the loop, here’s a day by day break down of how things went.
The day started with a gruelling climb up Ben Nevis. 5.35 Miles of up… up and loads more up. Followed by 5.35 mile of down down and more down.
Weary legs then had to cycle 17 miles to the 1st stop off point in the valley of glencoe. Everyone made it safe and sound and in good spirits.
The sun was shining first thing, the legs still aching from the slog up Ben Nevi. But the guys settled into the saddles and pushed on for 87 Miles through Glencoe, down the side of Loch Lomond and finally stopping in Glasgow for the night. Day 3 promises 102 Miles towards Carlisle.
The weather held out for the journey to Kendal. 102 miles covered in 7 hours.
Today has been a long hard day, 40 miles of cycling followed by a tough climb up the borrowdale side of scafell. From the top a long walk back down the langdale side. Back on the bikes and 20 miles (in the dark).
Basking in glorious sunshine the guys are heading towards Warrington, a massive 108 miles of riding today .
Last day of the challenge and we head from Chester to Snowdon. Some very tired legs after a 98 mile cycle to Chester last night. Today we will climb the Miners track to the Summit and then descend the Llanberis path with the finish line being the Padarn Lake Hotel. A few friendly faces and some family will join us for the walk to the finish line.
It was tough going but well worth the challenge for Cancer Research, we’re already planning next year’s mammoth journey at Generator Power.