“We managed them both without stopping or falling off!”

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This comment says it all! “Any tips on how to ride up 30% incline hills are much appreciated…”

We have news of some intrepid cycling! Rowan House‘s Mike Makinson tells us about his and Ken Ingham’s latest adventure…

“The weekend just gone [5th July – Ed] Ken and I completed our 3 day challenge in the Lake District in support of The Christie Cancer Hospital.  Friday was a tough day with the heat but we rode for over 7 hours completing 135km and climbing 2,500 metres. Saturday was a little cooler but involved us climbing the Hardknott Pass and the Wrynose Pass which, at a gradient of 30% in places, are 2 famously notorious mountain passes and we managed them both without stopping or falling off !!

We completed the challenge yesterday by climbing Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain at around 900 metres.

Whilst we haven’t got a final figure in sponsorships yet it is definitely over our £1,000 target.

Ken and I would personally like to thank each and every one of you for your kind donations to a very worthy cause, those of you that pledged ‘off line’ sponsor’s, we will be collecting it over the next 7-10 days.”

Well done guys! I hope you got that beer at sea level you promised yourselves at the end – it was well deserved 🙂

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