They did it! On 31st August this year Chris Luker, Tony Colbourne, Anthony Mallam and Jonathan Marlow beat the sun to cycle 50 miles, climb Helvellyn and canoe Lake Thirlmire.
Starting at 5.00am the gallant team from Luker Rowe set off to begin their challenge by cycling 25 miles across the beautiful Lake District countryside. The weather was kind to them being dry for the cycle which included a few unintentional off track events (Chris) and the odd bike issues (Anthony.) However, they completed it and set off again for the climb up Helvellyn, England’s highest peak at 3,116 feet. Then on to kayak 4km across Lake Thirlmere. This event was successful too with no major incidents or capsizes and then back onto the bikes for the final 25 mile cycle. Tired but happy they completed the challenge after 11 hours and 40 minutes and to date, have raised in excess of £2,500 for Action for Medical Research.
Action for Medical Research is a charity dedicated to improving health in babies and children. The charity offers hope to the many thousands of families who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure. If you’ve not yet sponsored the Luker Rowe team, you can still do so by visiting the Action Medical Research website.