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Road cycling has just hit its peak: The Ultimate Three Peaks

16 December 2013

The new Three Peaks challenge with a twist has been launched by children’s charity Action Medical Research: instead of driving between the three peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, super fit adventurers will be cycling all the way!

Up the mountain, down the mountain, cycle to the next, repeat…

The Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge is a unique and extremely demanding challenge. The event organisers are inviting participants to sign up now to avoid disappointment for this first-of-a-kind, action-packed, trekking and cycling event.

For those who love to push themselves to the limit, this brand new challenge takes place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 28 June 2014.

Over the course of seven days, participants will climb just under 3000 metres in some of the wildest mountain terrain, and cycle 450 miles through some of the best scenery, in Scotland, England and Wales.

Every tough mile cycled and trekked will be in support of Action Medical Research to fund vital research to help sick babies and children.

The event will be fully supported and led by experienced guides. The pace will be set by the cycle leader and support will be on hand to help out at the tougher times to ensure you make it to the finish.

Make no mistake, this challenge will be gruelling so only the brave and super fit need apply!

Places are limited so register now for The Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge at:

To find out more, contact Gemma Rooke on 01403 327444 or email



Registration fee: £99.00
Fundraising target: £2,000.00 
Accommodation: Hostels/B&Bs

The itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Glasgow; Climb Ben Nevis; Cycle Fort William
Climb: Ben Nevis (1344m)
Cycle: 3 miles

Day 2: Cycle Fort William to Paisley
Cycle: 102 miles

Day 3: Cycle Paisley to Gretna
Cycle: 92 miles

Day 4: Cycle Gretna to Seathwaite; Climb Scafell Pike; Cycle to Keswick
Climb: Scafell Pike (978m)
Cycle: 64 miles

Day 5: Cycle Keswick to Warrington
Cycle: 106 miles

Day 6: Cycle Warrington to Betws‐y‐Coed
Cycle: 75 miles

Day 7: Cycle Betws‐y‐Coed to Pen‐y‐Pas; Climb Snowdon; Cycle to Betws
Climb: Snowdon (1084m)
Cycle: 22 miles

Day 8: Bus Transfer Betws‐y‐Coed to Chester Railway Station

An Ultimate Three Peaks image can be downloaded from the link below:

For further information please contact:
Toni Slater, Communications Manager
T: 01403 327478

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:

  • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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