*INCREDIBLE EFFORT ALERT*! Bike Works would like to give a massive pat on the back to one of our directors, Campbell Wigley, who cycled the height of the tallest mountain in Uganda, all 5109m in one day, as part of a fundraiser.
Campbell completed the challenge last Sunday (23 June) in order to raise money for his daughter Isabella’s upcoming trip to Uganda with Chellaston Academy in July. The month long trip with the Chellaston Academy Uganda Project will involve further construction on the MYDEL House orphanage (built by the project) and classrooms at the onsite school. These developments will increase the size of both the orphanage and school, meaning more street children can be rescued from the slums of Mengo and given the chance of a good education and safer upbringing.
Using Beeley Moor hill in the Derbyshire Peaks, Campbell set off on his Mount Stanley challenge bright and early at 4am. Measuring 5109m in height, Mount Stanley is Uganda’s tallest mountain and in order to complete this distance Campbell had to cycle 25 laps of said hill. 167.6km, 10 hours and 5,805 calories later Campbell could finally help himself to a pint in The Devonshire Arms pub at the bottom of the hill!
For more information on the Chellaston Academy Uganga Project click here. Any donations to Campbell and Isabella’s fundraising would be greatly appreciated and go to such a worthy cause.
We’d also like to extend our congratulations to webuycycle brand ambassador Hayden Smedley, who rode alongside Campbell at Beely Moor hill and continued on to complete the Everesting challenge reaching a distance of 8,848m. This took him at 170 miles and over 15 hours and he is now a worthy member of the Everesting hall of fame! Despite suffering numerous aching limbs and muscles for the next few days, and the “never again” declarations, Hayden is now thinking about going for 10,000m next year – best of luck to him!
Big congrats to both cyclists and we wish Isabella the best of luck with her Uganda trip.