BRISTOL, England — Chrissie Wellington MBE, the triathlon world champion and former Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year, and three other adventurous athletes are setting off, with a Bailey Approach Autograph 765 motorhome as their support vehicle, for an extreme physical endurance test — the 4-3-2-1 Challenge — all in aid of charity.
The team has set itself the task of running up and down the United Kingdom’s three highest mountains, and they are also going to cycle form one mountain to the next — a total of 420 miles — in under 48 hours.
Starting in Wales the challengers will run up and down Mount Snowden before cycling 167 miles north to do the same on Scafell Pike in Cumbria. From there, they will cycle a further 250 miles into Scotland before the final ascent and descent of the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis.
The 4-3-2-1 Challenge is fundraising for two children’s charities, The Rainbow Trust and Jole Rider. Anyone wishing to sponsor Chrissie and her team can do so by following the link on the 4-3-2-1 Challenger website at http://4321challenge.org/, via their Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/4321Challenge, or by texting RAIN90 or JOLE90 followed by the amount being donated (for example RAIN90£5 or JOLE90£5) to 70070.
Full details of the participants and the challenge which awaits them are also available from the 4-3-2-1 Challenge website, which also features regular blogs as the team continue their endurance training. More updates can also be found by following #4321challenge on Twitter.
“Owing to the distances involved and the limited amount of time required to complete the challenge, the team needed an appropriate vehicle to stay with them out on the road,” said Nick Howard, managing director. “As their bodies are expected to consume something in the region of 115,000 calories during the 4-3-2-1 challenge, a motorhome will be the perfect vehicle for such a trip as they will have all the food and drink required to keep them going, plus it will provide somewhere warm to rest and refresh during their regular stops en route.”
Bailey of Bristol will be providing an award-winning Approach Autograph 765 motorhome to use as the team bus during the challenge. This popular model offers facilities for sleeping, cooking, showering and storage for up to six people, meaning that it can accommodate all the participants, their support team and all their equipment on this marathon journey, said Howard.
“All our hard work training for this event would be in vain if we didn’t have the kind support of a fantastic motorhome from Bailey of Bristol,” said Wellington. “It really is the perfect support vehicle for an endurance test like this, and we all look forward to finally putting our feet up in it when we eventually finish.”
“As Chrissie and her team are from Bristol we were particularly keen to support this venture and we wish them the best of luck in this amazing sporting challenge,” said Howard.
For more information, visit www.baileyofbristol.co.uk.
SOURCE: Bristol of Bailey press release