The team set off on the Coast To Coast Cycle Challenge on 15th of August. Starting in Whitehaven at 07:00 they cycled 80 miles, whilst this isn’t a huge distance the terrain was extremely hilly and was a big challenge. Once they completed the 80 miles, they popped up the tents and got the campfire going. The following day they headed off at 07:00 to complete the final 55 miles of the ride to Sunderland to dip their front wheel into the sea.
The team climbed nearly 11,000 feet over 135 miles with some 20% gradient hills, on the downhill the max speed topped out around 43 mph and we burnt around 7,000 calories (which we replaced with beer). But more importantly we presented Willen Hospice with a cheque for £2,134!