Sunday, 07 February 2016

Cumbrian Salesman take on The Great Lakeland Challenge

TWO Cumbrian salesman are taking on The Great Lakeland Challenge.

The team of Sales Reps from McClure’s in Windermere will canoe England's longest lake (Windermere), cycle up the two steepest passes in England, Wrynose and Hardknott before conquering England's highest peak, Scaffell Pike.

The group are raising money for the children's fundraising charity Wooden Spoon.

They are, Ben Galloway, Rob Winder and driver on the day Lee McNeill. The competitors are training hard for the event on September 7 with their first challenge to raise the minimum of £3,900.

Rob Winder said: “In the last year I’ve done the Great North Swim and the Grasmere Swim twice the Grasmere Gallop for charity, but this is by far the toughest challenge.

“It’s great to be doing it as a team and we’re trying to get as fit as possible so rather than spending my Sunday’s with a hangover I’m out on the Lake first thing canoeing!”

In less than 12 hours, teams of three canoe the length of Windermere, cycle England’s steepest road pass, the 1:3 gradient Wrynose and finally, conquer Scafell Pike, navigating an 8.5 mile route from Wasdale Head to the Langdale Valley in the Lake District.

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