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Brothers taking on three peak challenge in memory of late grandad to raise money for Rosemere

Posted on - 20th April, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Liam and Ryan Banks with their late grandad

Ryan Banks and his younger brother Liam are taking on a three day challenge in memory of their late grandad.

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Ryan, 26, and 18-year old Liam lost their grandad Jim ‘Jimbo’ Wright to cancer in October 2020.

Now, the pair have eight weeks of training to take them to 7 June when they will set out to summit Mount Snowdon before cycling 170 miles to Kendal.

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From there, they will bike on and climb Scafell Pike.

Once that is completed, their plan is to cycle over 100 miles into Scotland.

On day three, they will then have a 146-mile bike ride to take them to Ben Nevis and hike to its summit.

In total, the brothers will cycle 441 miles, walk 28.5 miles, and will reach a total ascent of 3,064 metres to complete the National Three Peaks to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Ryan said: “As we are doing this in memory of grandad, we wanted to do something that would be a huge challenge, and hopefully raise a substantial amount for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

“Neither of us are club cyclists or anything like that though we do enjoy hiking in the Lakes. We have set ourselves a training schedule and are determined to complete the challenge within the three days.”

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