My Challenge

My challenge is to climb each of the 3 peaks:
Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike and cycle between them in less than 2 weeks.

Prior to this I aim to complete Kendal Triathlon on 28/4/19 and The White Rose Cycling Sportive on 23/6/19.

Date From and to Overnight Route details Support Extra info
1. Th 18/7 Kendal to Fort William Bank Street Hostel
Fort William
Train from Oxenholme
8.43 am
Maria Hearn
2. Fri 19/7 Glen Nevis to Oban Oban YHA CLIMB BEN NEVIS
Bike to Oban
A82, A828, A85
43 miles
Maria Hearn
3. Sat 20/7 Glencoe to Lochranza Lochranza YHA Oban
A85, Loch Awe rd, Ford, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Kennacraig, Claonaig, Ferry @1350, 1505, 1620 Lochranza
79 miles
Maria Hearn
4. Sun 21/7 Lochranza to Dumfries Camping near Dumfries
Lochranza to Brodick.
9.05 ferry, arr 10am
Minor roads to A713, A712 to near Dumfries.
Approx 100 miles
Maria Hearn Meet Matt and Tess Lou, Paul, Hazel, Ava
5. Mon 22/7 Dumfries to Glenridding Camping
Glencoyne Bay?
National cycle route 7
B725, B724, Gretna, Grinsdale, Carlisle, Dalston, B5299, Sebhergham, Greystoke, Dockray, Glenridding
Approx. 70 miles
Lou Roberts
Hazel Robinson
Meet Matt and Tess
*6. Tues 23/7 Glenridding to Coppull, Chorley Darren Fishwick’s Chorley Kirkstone, Ings, Kendal, Natland, Milnthorpe, Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Chorley
Approx 81 miles
Ben Abdelnoor
Dave Banks
*7. Wed 24/7 Coppull, Chorley to Llanwurst Camping Betws Cilcennus Farm Llanrwst Ll26 0RB EARLY START
National cycle route 56
Maghull, Ferry, Brimstage, Neston, A548 (along coast)
Approx 100 miles
Dave Banks? Meet Matt and Tess
8. Thurs 25/7 Llanwurst to Capel Curig Camping at Capel Curig/ as above Ride to start Pen Y Pass
Matt and Tess Matt and Tess to climb mt
*9. Fri 26/7 Capel Curig to Coppull, Chorley Darren Fishwick’s Chroley Reverse of Wed 24/7
Approx 100 miles
*10. Sat 27/7 Coppull, Chorley to Kendal Camp at Hodge Howe Reverse of Tues 23/7
Approx 70 miles
Meet Matt and Tess
11. Sun 28/7 Windermere to Wasdale Camping Wasdale
National Trust site
Ambleside and passes!
Approx 50 miles
Meet Matt and Tess
12. Mon 29/7 Wasdale Camping Wasdale
National Trust Site
CLIMB SCAFELL Matt and Tess Climb with Matt and Tess and others!
13. Tues 30/7 Wasdale to Kendal Home! Ambleside and passes
Approx 54 miles

However, dates for the peaks are:

  • Ben Nevis Friday 19th July.
  • Snowdon Thursday 25th July.
  • Scafell Pike Monday 29th July.

I am holding a talk to promote my challenge on Thursday 13th June at Wilfs in Staveley.

Please contact myself, Cancercare Kendal or Wilfs for tickets.