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Cycling Everest

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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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Total raised
£838.00

Target
£750.00

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About

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. http://www.umbrella.uk.net/

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 http://www.everesting.cc

Event details

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.
Maps and elevation plots from veloviewer.com

Event date

01-June-2014 06:00

Event type

Cycling

Event already started

Donations

Donation by Wayne
on 29-05-2014
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Matt
on 29-05-2014
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-05-2014
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Thats one hell of a challenge......may the force be with you Pete.
Donation by Roscoe & Bev
on 27-05-2014
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
I know Martin Tansley and found you while browsing Strava and saw your challenge. It sounds that mad I just had to donate (plus good local charity) and its on my birthday to. Good Luck Pete.
Donation by Steve Cox
on 27-05-2014
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
This is pure madness but go go go! :)
Donation by Hugo
on 23-05-2014
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Good effort Pete!!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-05-2014
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Mad mad mad .
Donation by Mother in law.
on 21-05-2014
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
You could always do some of it on the recliner if you get too tired. Best of luck.
Donation by Jeff D
on 21-05-2014
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
go go pete best of luck you can do it
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-05-2014
£20.00
£0.00 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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