On Wednesday 30th August PPYCC members Tom Pughe-Morgan (age 14) from Plumpton Green and Lukas Nerurkar (age 13) from Hangleton, both keen cyclists who have competed in regional and national road and track competitions throughout the season, are attempting an Everest challenge on Ditchling Beacon.
What is Everesting?– Everesting involves riding repeatedly up a single hill until a total climb equivalent to the height of Everest is achieved (8848 meters). This equates to more than 60 climbs of Ditchling Beacon. It must be done in one session – you can have as many breaks as you like but not stop to sleep. Tom and Lukas have been practicing, below are pictures from their recent effort of 20 Beacon climbs!
Tom and Lukas will be starting at 5am on 30th August. The boys are hoping to complete the challenge in approximately 15 hours.
Tom and Lukas will be supported by fellow club members, friends and family, with technical and cycling support from Proper Cycling. If you are in the area, please go and give them a cheer on the day, any support would be very gratefully received, especially encouraging cheers (or maybe even joining them for an climb or 2!) later on in the afternoon as they start to feel the miles!
They are raising funds for ‘Nepal Youth Foundation’ http://www.nepalyouthfoundation.org.uk/ as they would like to do something to help other young people less fortunate than themselves in Nepal, the location of the real Mount Everest.
To sponsor please visit their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lukas-nerurkar-tom-pughe-morgan
Good luck Tom and Lukas!