On the Saturday 26th August 2014 our riders embarked on the most grueling coast to coast ride in aid of the Joseph Salmon Trust; a local charity that financially supports parents who have had a child pass away.
3RT cycled 168 miles across England in just one day!
Setting out at 4.30am from St Bees in the Lakes the group arrived 13.5 hours later in Robin Hoods Bay on the East coast for a well earned pint. Getting the job done in 10 hours ride time!
It’s the single longest distance our team has ever done together in the saddle, with some very beautiful, but seriously tough terrain, along the way. With over 14,000 feet of climbing, including two 30% gradient climbs...not to mention 8 hours of continuous rain and head winds, falling off, a puncture and consuming over 8,000 calories!
The challenge also took the form of a race. 3RT versus Yorkshire’s Territorial Army...the soldiers just couldn’t keep up!
There was some brilliant banter with the Army lads and the spirit was excellent given the scale of the challenge and the awful conditions.
On Sunday 3RT & the Army presented the Joseph Salmon Trust with a huge cheque at the annual Charity Fun day held at Birchencliffe Cricket & Rugby Club. The event was a huge success and opened by the Lord Mayor of Huddersfield. We’d more than a few, well earned, recovery beers to celebrate our achievement!
We would like to thank all our family, sponsors, supporters and friends who kindly donated, helping raise over £3,000 for this truly fantastic charity! Cracking effort men!