Coast to Coast.
Having checked the tyres were pumped up, the saddle in the correct place and brakes working, Paul Shearsmith, Aftersales Manager at Ringways Kia Doncaster, embarked a coast to coast cycle challenge over the course of last week, all in aid of Kidney Research UK.
A gruelling Coast to Coast Challenge is a 140 mile cycle route that runs from west coast of Cumbria, and then crosses the Lake District and the Pennines in the north of England by using a variety of both on and off-road trails, ending on the north-east coast.
Claimed to be Great Britain's most popular long-distance cycle route, it is designed for the whole range of cyclists, from families to cycling club riders.
Although a challenge with some hard climbs—the highest point being over 2,000 feet (610 m)—the C2C is completed by an average of between 12,800 and 15,000 cyclists every year, with Paul and his fellows cyclists making up the numbers.
Paul said: “We saw some great scenery, and it was a fantastic experience. We rode for around 18 hours over 4 days. With a few detours on top, we clocked up 200 miles each. We rode and walked up Hills cars struggled with! Luckily, the weather was quite good for us although the wind was a little strong when we were at 1700 feet”.
From everyone at Ringways, we want to say a massive well done.
You can still contribute to his fundraising efforts follow the link below to his Just Giving page