New Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge


Posted Tuesday 17th December 2013 –

A 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 replacing cars with bikes and cycling all the way.

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

Here’s 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-y-Coed
Climb: Snowdon (1084m),  Cycle: 22 miles

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

Places are limited, you can find out more details and enter at –