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the inspiring challenge

the challenge

On Saturday 4th June, 15 hardy individuals set off on their bicycles from Land´s End in Cornwall, England to John O´Groats in Caithness, Scotland.

The route from Land´s End to John O´Groats, also known as "End to End", is the longest distance between two points on the British mainland.

As a unique twist to any End-to-End attempt, the Steve Prescott Foundation set out to push the limits and complete the test via the highest peaks of Wales, England and Scotland.

This meant the team had to face three tough hikes as they scaled the summits of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.

The addition of the National Three Peaks added plenty of miles to the cycle route as none of the mountains are really en route.

how many miles were covered?

The sign post at Land´s Ends will tell you that John O´Groats is 874 miles away by road.

Unfortunately for the "End-to-End Extreme" team, the diversions into Snowdonia, the Lake District and Glen Nevis and the avoidance of major roads means the mileage covered was always going to be considerably higher. In fact, the team clocked up over 1040 miles on their bikes.

The combined total mileage hiking the ascents and descents of the National Three Peaks was approximately 26 miles.

how long did it take?

The participants hit their target time and completed the route in just NINE DAYS.

That means they cycled an average of over 115 miles per day (...and that doesn't include the mountains that were done by foot)!

how much has been raised?

So far the team have almost raised £25,000 for The Steve Prescott Foundation. Yet another truly remarkable achievement!

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