Watch Will’s gruelling mountain bike challenge in memory of Mr Clark – it’s not too late to take part!
On a wet and grey October day, Will, his friend Jack and Dad Andy set off on a 21-mile mountain bike trek covering 21 miles across Swaledale and Arkengarthdale as part of his project to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance at HERE
Watch Will’s Go-Pro video and HERE and you will feel as though you were with him – hold on tight though as it’s like being on a rollercoaster, with all the thrills and spills – it’s not for the fainthearted!
Starting at Fremington, they climbed the very steep, relentless hill out of Grinton, turning off towards Redmire, in readiness for some serious off-roading on the cycle tracks across the moor over Harkerside. Peat, heather, gravel, rocks, potholes, puddles, streams – they encountered all of these and more, with some sharp descents and uneven, rocky ground it was challenging terrain.
Back to the Bike Centre at Fremington to refuel and then for the demanding and seamlessly never-ending haul up Fremington Edge out towards Hurst, before heading to Arkengarthdale. After the several miles on moorland, they dropped down the stepped and bumpy track to Storthwaite, crossing a torrent of water before going through Booze Wood and along the side of the Arkle Beck towards Langthwaite. Then it was back on tarmac for the final return leg to Fremington.
Will set himself a target of 40 miles so to make up the difference he did a second ride at Hamsterley Forest.
It’s not too late to take part in Will’s challenge – simply walk, cycle or run and then make a donation HERE