On Sunday 9th August, Barnabas (U6) completed the 'Everesting challenge' by cycling up and down Ralph Allen Drive 70 times. By completing this attempt he managed to reach the accumulative elevation gain of the height of Everest! A seemingly 'simple' task, however, combined with a hot summer's day and a mighty incline - what seems like a straightforward task is not just physically, but mentally very tough.
Barnabas began at the bottom of Ralph Allen Drive in the early hours of Sunday morning, finishing the challenge in 16 hours and 5 mins. His fantastic achievement took a total of 13 weeks to train for, so it's no surprise that it is considered the hardest challenge to complete in cycling!
As part of this, Barnabas has been fundraising for the charity Farm Africa. His JustGiving page has now reached over £1000 with a few more donations yet to come in.The attempt has also now been verified by the organising club ‘Hells 500’ so it is now in the Everesting Hall of Fame.
What an incredible achievement!
You can find the details to Barnabas' JustGiving page here.