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Nick’s Cycling Challenge 2018

Nick’s challenge – The Fred Whitton Challenge 2018


I completed the ride on Sunday in a total time of 8hrs 26mins (time including stops and delays), with a ride time of 7hrs 28mins.  The ride started off wet and cold, and finished in glorious sun and blue skies.  That’s the lakes for you!!  there was 200o riders all attempting to finish the most challenging sportive in Britain.   I rode the whole course, which may sound trivial, but a significant proportion of cyclist walked the Hardknott Pass which is 2.6km long with at an average of 12.1% toping out at 30% in some places at 93 miles of the 118 mile course.  The ride through the Lake District was beautiful and the organisation was very good.  There were a couple of crashes by some riders, at least one requiring an ambulance, which a large group of us got held at the top of Honister Pass.  We all hope they are not badly injured and recover quickly.

In aid of MACMILLAN cancer support

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You raised a WOPPING £2510.40.  Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.  Your generosity to this cause has been staggering.

There are a couple of sponsors who are outstanding.  If you could pop into the shop and drop in the money that would be great.  If you are unsure, then pop in and we will always accept any sponsorship – just so you are sure!!

I will be collecting sponsorship up to Friday 25th May.  I need to send it off to Macmillan after that point.

Ways to Donate for my Charitable Challenge