2 days. 155 miles. 9279ft; Stuart’s Coast 2 Coast Cycling Challenge!
Just when we thought Stuart had done his bit for charity (he lived on £1 a day earlier this year to raise money for Unicef) he is at it again. However, this time he will cycle 155 miles and take part in the Coast 2 Coast Cycling Challenge in a bid to raise £500 for The British Heart Foundation.
Stuart’s Coast 2 Coast Challenge Stats
During the two-day challenge on 10th and 11th August, Stuart will cycle 155 miles from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire, covering 9,279 feet of hill climbing across the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
Optima Account Manager, Stuart, is raising money in memory of a friend who lost his life at the age of 26 to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, also known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).
Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome is the unexpected death of adults, often during sleep. The frequency of the condition isn't fully known as many sudden deaths are put down to accidents but research indicates that approximately 500 deaths a year are caused by SADS.
Stuart’s challenge will see him undertake 14 hours of gruelling pedalling over the course of the two days, a mean feat considering he’s currently training for 2-2 ½ hours and covering 35 miles, which isn’t even half the distance he’ll have to do each day.
“Although training is going well I’m apprehensive about the intensity of the hill climbs and the amount of cycling I’ll have to do each day compared to my training,” said Stuart.
For more information on the Coast 2 Coast Challenge or to make a donation and show Stu your support (and make saddle sore jokes) please visit http://www.justgiving.com/StuDavis and, in Stuart’s words, “dig deep and donate to a great charity.”
Good luck Stu!