TWO days almost done – one more to go.
It is onwards and upwards for a team of Torbay business people and their ‘Everest-style’ charity challenge.
Wollens partner Simon Bean and 15 other members of the Torbay Business Cycling Club are in the middle of a gruelling three-day cycle ‘tour’.
To show just how gruelling take a look at the video below.
The Round Devon 3X3X3 Challenge is in aid of the Above Water UK charity which provides education to children in water safety to reduce drowning and other accidents in water.
The team includes Simon, Mark Green, Adrian Lee, Andrew Rogers, Andy Beer, Andy Lawson, Chris Pounsberry, Matt Bettesworth, Jen Pichowski, Perry Tribble, Simon Eales, Ashley Cox and Queenie Martin.
The challenge, conceived by Mark Green from Fruition Design, is to circumnavigate Devon within three days, which is literally a mountain to climb – in total there will be 26,000ft of climbing during the ride, Mount Everest, by comparison, is 29,000ft above sea level.”
The cyclists will be riding for three days, covering 300 miles and three coasts. Day One was 86 miles, starting with the challenge launch from Beacon Quay in Torquay and then travelling along the south coast, before heading north at Plymouth and finishing the day in Tavistock.
Day Two is 81 miles with the team riding north from Tavistock to join up with and then ride along the Tarka Trail and finishing in Ilfracombe.
Day Three is a daunting 128 miles with the team setting off from llfracombe, heading south across Exmoor, and Dulverton, before reaching the coast at Budleigh Salterton.
The riders will then come back along the coast, before returning to Beacon Quay for a well-earned party at the Below Decks restaurant.
You can see why Simon and team needed a good breakfast before setting off. To sponsor the riders just go to this link The link is here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mark-Green64?utm_campaign=lc_frp_share_transaction_transactional_%7C%7C_donation_received_%7C%7C_nth_donation&utm_content=3de0e225-79c4-43c6-85d8-b9502b5a74f4&utm_medium=email&utm_source=postoffice&utm_term=1557328149005 And take a look at the route –