Fred Whitton Challenge in Memory of Jake Thomas Carney

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On Sunday 12th May, I completed the Fred Whitton Challenge, which is a 112 mile cycling event in the Lake District. Taking in all the famous passes such as Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands and Hardknott, there was over 12,000 feet of climbing on the day. I did this in memory of Jake Thomas Carney, and raised over £800 for CRY.

I finished ‘The Fred’ in 7 hours 56 minutes, after hitting a pothole and coming off after 50 miles which made a difficult task just a little bit more painful. But I got round eventually to an incredible welcome back at Grasmere.  

Thank you so much for all the generous donations and support! Special mention to Jessica for putting up with numerous things but namely the hours of training, the hours of sleeping and having food on the table after every ride. And Anne & Dave for being absolute legends all weekend and putting up with my weird food requests… And not to forget, the cowbell!

Joe Foley