Cara Brickwork were proud to sponsor Darren Harrison, one of a number of team cyclists that recently completed the gruelling 3,000 mile Race across Europe in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation.
The team, comprising of ex-ruby league players, triathletes and ex-road cyclists completed the challenging Race Across Europe on 10th July in just six days, 19 hours and seven minutes, beating the previous record by two days.
Joining Darren in the team was Steve’s brother Neil Prescott, former Saints winger Steve Hall, former rugby league players Ewan Dowes, Steve Hampson and Gareth Ellis, as well as Phil Ellison and Kev Humphries.
The eight-man team split into two teams of four and rode by cycling in rotation for short intervals. The nonstop 24 hours a day challenge tested the strength, skill and sheer willpower of all the cyclists.
The route started in France and headed through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, back through France and then onto Spain before finishing in Gibraltar. The route took them cycling over the Alps twice, the Pyrenees once and over the cobbled Vrsic Pass (1,611m) Mt Ventoux (1,912m) and the 2,744m Colle dell’Agnello (3rd highest paved road pass in the Alps).
The whole challenge was only possible with the amazing support of 21 volunteer crew members from across the country who worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the team.
Darren said: “What an amazing challenge to be involved with, 3000 miles cycling across 7 countries in 6 days, wow!! It seemed impossible, however we did it! Thank you to Joey & Neil at Cara Brickwork who have supported us, my fellow cyclists and the 21-strong support crew, you were all amazing. This event certainly proved “what the mind believes, the body achieves”
The team has so far managed to raise £37,000 of its £60,000 target so please donate today! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darren-harrison