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Clarets flag flies high after charity challenge

Dave Hursthouse, Paul Cunningham and Dave McDonald flying the Burnley flag on top of Ben Nevis

Dave Hursthouse, Paul Cunningham and Dave McDonald flying the Burnley flag on top of Ben Nevis

A group of intrepid cyclists have been proudly flying the Burnley flag – atop the three highest peaks in the UK.

Burnley season ticket holder Dave McDonald conquered Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis along with Dave Hursthouse in five days, cycling an energy-sapping 422 miles between each mountain.

They were joined by support driver Paul Cunningham who did not cycle with them but completed the 28-mile worth of hiking involved in completing the challenge.

The trio have raised £2,700 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Dave McDonald said: “It was difficult but we saw some absolutely beautiful views. Me and Paul are Burnley season ticket holders. We made Dave an honorary Claret for the trip and so we flew the Burnley flag at the top of each mountain along with an RNLI flag.

“We’re going to do something again next year but after doing something like this it’s going to be very difficult to top.”

Anybody wishing to donate can still do so by logging onto www.justgiving.com/RNLI-3peaksByBike

 

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