Airship’s Creative Director Attempts 24 Hour Cycle in Aid of Whirlow Farm and Air Ambulance
On Saturday 13th August our Creative Director will be attempting a 24 hour cycle which, when you add up all his ascents, will equate to the total height of Mount Everest! That’s a total distance of 414 kilometres (258 miles) with an ascent of 9,169 metres in just one day.Andrew, a keen competitive cyclist and ex-Great Britain triathlete, averages around 200 miles per week across the Peak District. Every few years he tries to use his cycling obsession as a force for good. This year beneficiaries are The Whirlow Hall Farm Trust and Air Ambulance.The Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is based in Sheffield and do incredible work with children and young people who seem to have been failed by the traditional education system. As a working farm that calls itself a 'classroom in the countryside', they aim to teach children about agriculture and give inner city children the opportunity to connect with nature. Even more importantly Whirlow Hall provides a space for children to learn about themselves and their abilities.The second charity, Air Ambulance, needs little introduction. The work they do is well known and vital, particularly in the tricky to get to areas that Andrew frequently visits whilst cycling. What struck a chord with Andrew was witnessing a fellow competitor passing away high on the Welsh moors in 2015, despite the best efforts of the Air Ambulance. This is his opportunity to give back.Andrew invites fellow cycling enthusiasts to join him at any stage of his journey which you can find here as well as track his progress with a link that will be on the website on the day. Listed below are time estimations for the ride:Time estimations:Sheffield - 12 noon - 13th AugustHolmfirth - 13.30 - 13th AugustMalham Cove - 18.00 - 13th AugustFleet Moss - 20.00 - 13th AugustCowgill - 24.00 - 13th AugustClitheroe - 03.00 - 14th AugustRochdale - 06.00 - 14th AugustWhaley Bridge - 09.30 - 14th AugustMow Cop - 11.30 - 14th AugustIf you wish to donate please click here - All donations are greatly received! For more information visit Andrew's Everest Cycle page here.