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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.

Read more: Fulwood trio complete running and abs challenge each day in March for Rosemere

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

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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.

Read more:Fundraisers organising charity football match for Rosemere

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.

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“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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