On 24th June to raise funds for Culcheth-2-Soweto for three students in his Year 9 form (Sarah Blundell, Eleanor Brear and Milly Marsden), Mr Hughes cycled 150 miles coast-to-coast in one day. However, it was not the flattest route possible
with 4500 metres of the route elevated!
Mr Hughes started in Seascale at 6.00am on the Cumbrian coast and then after 12 miles the real challenge started – up and down Hardknott and Wrynose passes in the Western Lake District. He continued through the Lake District before taking the ferry from Hawkshead before dropping into Kendal for the first food stop.
The Yorkshire Dales, the flat Vale of York and the really steep Northern Valleys of the North York Moors and three more food stops followed before Mr Hughes finally finishing by the sea in Whitby at 8.20pm. Mr Hughes said that, “it was a tough challenge with the climbs in the North York Moors, after 120 miles being the hardest part of the day but above all on finishing it was amazing to look at the map and see how far and high I had cycled in one day……I’d recommended it to anyone.”
It was for a really worthwhile cause and £435 was raised for the three students.