Coast to Coast – Raising £1,500 for charity is all in a day’s work for Ben

Posted by judy

Jul10

Cycling enthusiast Ben Green, pushed himself to the limit recently as he took on the Coast to Coast challenge – cycling from Seascale to Whitby in just one day on 29th June.

coast photoBen is the Marketing Manager for Alumasc Rainwater and Harmer Drainage, and wanted to take on this mammoth journey alongside his brother Tom Green, to reach a personal goal whilst raising money for worthy causes.

This iconic route is usually tackled over four or five days, but the Coast to Coast one day event (organised by Open Cycling) is renowned for being one of the country’s greatest cycling challenges – something all competitive cyclists want on their sporting CV.

Ben and Tom’s 150 mile trip saw them cycling amongst stunning views; from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.

A total of 472 riders took part, with the fastest coming in under nine hours. Ben and Tom completed the challenge despite Tom having a severe case of cramp for a couple of hours they raised a staggering £1,500 which will be donated to Cancer Research UK and Claire’s House Hospice.

Ben’s passion to succeed is clearly evident in both his career and personal life; by day Ben is an excellent marketer leading a team for Alumasc Rainwater and Drainage, by night he’s an avid fitness fanatic who likes to take on new sporting challenges.

Ben says: “Riding 150 miles didn’t sound that difficult initially, but going up and down hills, crossing lakes and passes was both mentally and physically draining. The scenery was incredibly picturesque, and Tom and I just did our best to stay focussed on reaching Whitby.

“It was a brutal but beautiful ride, but we’re both extremely proud of our achievements, particularly given that we have raised a handsome sum for two great causes.”

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