Cycle Coast to Coast
RSA Solvency II team for Isaacs House!
Four amateur cyclists completed the Whitehaven to Whitby Coast to Coast ride, which is a total of 170 miles, over two days!! We crossed the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors and cycled up some 12,000ft in all - that's actually considerably more than riding up Mount Etna and in fact parts of the route will feature in the 2014 Tour De France 'Prologue'!
Isaacs House,a small UK reg charity,has built two orphanages in Uganda.The children that Isaacs House support are vulnerable,having lost parents or witnessed shocking acts of violence that can blight the rest of their lives.The charity provides a safe home, food, clothing, healthcare and education. Almost every penny raised goes to the children.
The team clocked up over 1,100 training miles – over 70 hours in the saddle to prepare. Highlights were:
The drive over to Whitehaven when they realised how high and steep the route was going to be......
Antony plunging into a ford, and getting soaked!
Paul's rear wheel failing - it completely collapsed on the last downhill run of the first day
Cold pint of beer on top of Tan Hill - the highest pub in England
Champagne in Whitby, having endured the 'horrific Yorkshire moors'