King’s Lynn cyclist takes on Dales challenge

Shaun Kerry riding his bike for chairty in Yorkshire.   SUBMITTED. Shaun Kerry riding his bike for chairty in Yorkshire. SUBMITTED.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
2:41 PM

A King’s Lynn man has helped to raise £2,330 for charity in a group bike ride across Yorkshire.

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Sean Kerry, from south Wootton, took part in a three day challenge which saw him cycle 203 miles for The Laureus Foundation, a charity that helps young people overcome the limitations imposed by challenging social issues such as poverty and war through sport events.

Mr Kerry was also joined by his colleagues as their route included climbing around two and a half more times in altitude than the Ben Nevis.

Mr Kerry said: “We were fortunate with the weather conditions as some cyclists who did the challenge a week before suffered from hypothermia.

“I did suffer badly from cramp on day two. But when we completed it all I wanted was a beer. It was very rewarding.”

Day one of the route a 57 mile route from Leeds via Wetherby, York and Tadcaster before returning to Leeds and was a warm up to the main event.

Day two took in the Yorkshire Dales covering 101 miles and included Kidstone Pass and Buttertubs. “The way up Buttertubs was tough with gradients in excess of 20% the way down was exhilarating, touching 51 miles an hour in the descent was a real thrill,” said Mr Kerry.

The final day was 55 a miles trip from Darlington to Harrogate.

To donatate go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SeanKerry.

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