Everest Challenge

11611147333_22c0b6c486_zAt 1pm on Saturday 27th December 2014 Westbury Wheelers Cycling Club and Westbury Running Group attempted their forth ascent.  This time we were raising funds for Westbury Youth Sailing Association who suffered a fire at their boathouse earlier this year.  Our aim was to ascend to the 29,000 feet height of Mount Everest by climbing Westbury White Horse.  We collectively cycled/ran up the White Horse Hill until the cumulative ascents equal the height of Everest (65 ascents needed).

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Well done to everyone who was able to take part.  The results for this year’s event are here for you to see how well you did Everest Challenge 2014 FINAL results

Cheque for £421.21 being presented by Mark Welbourn to West Wilts Youth Sailing Association.

 

Meeting at White Horse Pottery – location here

Event Records – Cycling:

Male – Sam Pictor – 5:43 – 2011

Female – Sophie Gover – 7:47 – 2014

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 History of the eventThe Everest Challenge started in 2011 as a fun way of raising money for charity and has now become an annual fixture in the club’s calendar.  The idea came from Founder member of the Wheelers, John Weaire. The main purpose of the event was to raise money for Joss Tilley’s new lightweight wheelchair through the www.help4joss.org appeal.  After the event a raffle was held in the Lopes Arms and a total of £650 was raised.  Since then we have raised money for charities such as the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Everest Challenge 2013 Results

Everest Challenge 2012 Results

Everest Challenge 2011 Results