PREPARATION for Steve Prescott’s toughest ever challenge, to cycle 1024 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and climb the national three peaks, all in nine days, is in the last stages.
There are just three days left before two teams of eight will set off from the southernmost tip of England on Saturday 4 June and join Steve in a challenge he has branded his ‘hardest to date’ in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Participants have been training hard to increase endurance, speed, and optimise nutrition and recovery times as they build the cycling miles.
The Challenge has received a boost from three specialist sports brands: ISC Compression which makes high performance apparel has donated a compression garment for each member of the challenge to help recovery after the long rides and hikes. JST Nutrition has committed to providing high nutrition energy and recovery snacks and fluids to be used during the challenge, and DW Sports has supplied free weather proof fleeces for all challenge participants.
Steve Prescott said: “This is one of those crazy ideas that sounded great at the time. But now it’s getting nearer it’s getting a little scary. There are people who take on the Three Peaks Challenge, or a Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride, but not both. But this is what the Foundation is about – challenging each other and other people, and inspiring people too.”
To sponsor Steve on his latest inspirational test, visit www.justgiving.com/Steve-Prescott
When the challenge starts, daily updates will be available via http://engagesl.com/steveprescottfoundation