On September 21st, local cyclist, Eoghan McHugh, is planning to ride up and down Firle Beacon in East Sussex 70 times. This is to complete a challenge called ‘Everesting’ in order to fundraise for Surfers Against Sewage.
Eoghan has two goals with this challenge. The first is to encourage the local Sussex community to take part. The second goal is to raise money for Surfers Against Sewage.
Everesting is a unique one-day challenge. In principal, it’s simple. Pick a hill. Ride up and down until the height of Mount Everest (8,848 meters) is reached. In practice, Everesting is a war of attrition. To complete this challenge, Eoghan will have to ride up and down Firle Beacon 70 times – a total of around 115 miles.
The average completion time for this challenge is between 12-15 hours.
Eoghan is hoping fellow cyclists join for a few “sympathy reps.” He’s also hoping families come out to support him. “This is a great opportunity to for a family day out, and a chance to forget about the difficulties of the last few months and enjoy beautiful Sussex,” he said. Plus local food truck, Sussex Coffee Trucks, will be there for the day serving beverages to keep spectators refreshed throughout the day.
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage have been raising awareness on the environmental, recreational and economic benefits of clean water through the UK since 1990.
The charity works at several levels. They work with communities to clean beaches and educate on the importance of clean waterways. SAS also work at the national policy level through their Waves All-Party Parliamentary Group.
If you would like to keep in touch with Eoghan ahead of his challenge you can find him on the following socials:
If you would like to support Eoghan and his efforts to raise money for Surfers Against Sewage, you can find his donation link below: