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End to End Extreme Day 6&7 – Steve Prescott Foundation


Steve Prescott Foundation - EndtoEndXDay 6 Update – Penrith to Dumbarton- End to End eXtreme Challenge

140 mile total mileage, 110 mile of that was into a massive headwind. 6 Days in the mental and physical strain is starting to show in the team, “this was the toughest day yet”, said Neil. Even some of the guys who were experienced cyclist ‘hit the wall’ on this leg.

Neil also realised just how important protective head gear is when riding a bike. He said ” I clipped Precky’s back wheel and it was either take both of them out or just bail out, so I bailed out. I thought it would be better going backwards as opposed to sideways and doing my elbow and arm in, so I bailed of the bike backwards and my helmet smashed against the tarmac. Only for the helmet, I would of been a goner!” Luckily though, Neil wasn’t hurt too badly at all. Got back on his bike and carried on with the rest of the team.

Neil’s team mate Nigel wasn’t so lucky though, he was another casualty of this gruelling 140 miles stage. Nigel came off at a roundabout and smashed his elbow into the road. Unbelievably Nigel then rode for about 50 miles and finished the stage riding WITH ONE HAND!

I think that just shows the sheer guts and determination of these guys. What an monumental effort!!

They started cycling at around 5:30am and finally made it to Dumbarton for 9:40pm! This challenge is just off the scale.

Day 7 Update – Dumbarton to Fort William – End to End eXtreme Challenge

Neil told me today was going to be reasonably easy as they only had to cycle 74 miles! “I never thought I’d hear myself say that” he said.

I spoke to him around 5:45pm today as he was sat looking out over Loch Lomond. He said all the team where at the hotel, showered and ready to eat. “This was the most enjoyable stage of the challenge so far. Some beautiful scenery and not as many massive hills. This will be the first night we’ll get some decent sleep and give our bodies chance to recuperate.”

I think they’re going to need it though as tomorrow (Saturday) they’ve got a 100 mile ride with Ben Nevis to climb after the first 15 miles or so.

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