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Giggleswick School maths teacher on 'three dimensional' challenge
8:00am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
Peter Keron, resident maths teacher at Giggleswick School, has embarked on a “three dimensional” Lands End to John O’Groats challenge.
Not only does he plan to cycle between the two places, he also intends to tackle several climbs en route.
He started the challenge in the sea and climbed up to the road by the classic rock climb, Lands End Long Climb - first climbed by the Royal Marines in 1946.
He is now cycling to John O’Groats via Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis (all of which will be ascended on foot) and finally, he will get a ferry across to Hoy and climb the Old Man of Hoy via the “original route”.
“I think this will complete the trip quite nicely and give it some added structure,” said 34-year-old Peter. “It’s bottom to top in both senses!”
“Their members show unexpected and understated dedication and are inspirational,” said Peter, who has previously completed long-distance cycle rides in the USA and Europe.
He was originally inspired to push himself by Andy Parry (formerly of High Bentham and now living in Canada) who coached him as a kayaker at school and helped him to win three national titles.
“He taught me to recognise and nurture my sense of adventure, and showed me how to prepare for such physical challenges,” said Peter.
His latest venture involves 1,300 miles cycling, which he hopes to complete in 16 days.
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