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Peter Johnson

Cycling Everest? Well, no, not exactly. I'm going to ride up and down a local hill enough times to climb a total of 8848m - the height of...

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Umbrella Derby and Derbyshire

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Proceeds from the fundraising will go to Umbrella. They're a small charity based in Derby who provide support for disabled children and young adults and their families. My wife works for the charity which means that I'm very aware of the great work that they do. As a small organisation any donation, however small, will make a difference to the support that they can offer.

I'm a 44 year old cycling nut who loves a mad challenge. I became aware of 'Everesting' while browsing the Internet and it instantly sowed a seed in my mind - maybe I could do that? - On the 1st of June I'll find out! Only 67 cycling Everests have been recorded in the world so far - if I'm successful I'll be only the 3rd in the UK to have completed this challenge. See

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Everesting Beeley Moor

The hill I've chosen is the climb from Beeley Village near Chatsworth House in the Derbyshire Peak District up to Beeley Moor - The climb is also known as 'Hell Bank'!! I'll need to ride up and down this hill 41 times to gain enough altitude and in doing so will have climbed a total of 9020m and ridden 303km (188 miles!). I'm expecting it to take about 14-16 hours.
Some climb stats :
Min Elevation: 112
Max Elevation: 332
Elev Gain: 220m
Distance: 3.7km
Avg Grade: 5.9%
Max Grade: 11.1%
The Climb is number 127 in Simon Warren's "Another 100 Climbs" book.
The ride will be validated by GPS and barometric altitude data.
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Event date

01-June-2014 06:00

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Well done Peter, brilliant effort. I'll have to ride the Beeley Moor climb and try and imagine what it feels like to do it another 40 times!
Donation by Robin Brown
on 03-06-2014
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Tom Morris
on 03-06-2014
£1.25 gift aid
Very well done Peter.
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-06-2014
£13.25 gift aid
Fantastic effort!
Donation by Jonathan Broadbent
on 02-06-2014
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Nige Martin
on 02-06-2014
£5.00 gift aid
I know Alex Kingsley through Fusion Cycling Club. What you have done is staggering. I can't imagine the pain mentally and physically you went through to do this. Brilliant.
Donation by Simon Randall
on 02-06-2014
£2.50 gift aid
Top effort mate. Carl Andrews
Donation by Carl Andrews
on 02-06-2014
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Pete - awesome effort
Donation by Nick Barnes
on 02-06-2014
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Joel
on 02-06-2014
£0.00 gift aid
Great effort Pete!
Donation by Jonny Morris
on 02-06-2014
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £838.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £838.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,028.75

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