An employee of Etac R82 has launched a bid to raise money for a children’s disability charity by tackling an extreme cycling challenge in Derbyshire.
52-year old Mark Travers hopes to complete the ‘Everesting’ challenge which involves cycling 160 miles over a non-stop 18 hour period.
The challenge gets it name as the combined elevation of 29,092 feet climbed during the cycle is the equivalent height of Mount Everest.
By taking part in the challenge, Travers will be raising money for Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, which aims to give more disabled children access to life-changing assistive equipment.
Speaking of the challenge, Travers said: “My challenge is more about what I can achieve for Newlife, not what I can accomplish personally. The ride before me will not be easy, I have seen many proficient cyclists fail however I am fully determined and hope to complete the distance in around 18 hours.”
He continued: “Etac R82 and I are firm supporters of Newlife, without their emergency equipment loans and grants so many families with disabled children would be lost in the UK. This is why I encourage everyone to donate – every penny will make a difference.”
Travers’ efforts are part of a wider effort by the company to raise money for Newlife, with the charity being Etac R82’s nominated charity for 2019.
Other fundraising events are planned, and the firm hopes to have raised a total of at least £5,000 before the year is out.
The company’s Managing Director, Jon Preater, said of Travers’ efforts: “We wish Mark the very best of luck with his challenge. His grit and determination in support of Newlife is commendable and we hope donations are healthy to ensure sustainability of this charity’s essential services.”