Mountainous challenge for cyclists

Two cyclists are riding the length of a mountain chain to help combat cancer. Stephen Hague, 40 and Gareth Hughes, 37, both from Hitchin, are currently in training to compete in The Raid Pyrenean, an endurance race across the Pyrenees, in aid of The Pros

Two cyclists are riding the length of a mountain chain to help combat cancer.

Stephen Hague, 40 and Gareth Hughes, 37, both from Hitchin, are currently in training to compete in The Raid Pyrenean, an endurance race across the Pyrenees, in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Starting on the Atlantic coast and finishing on the Mediterranean the two will pedal 450 miles over the length of the mountain range - all in under 100 hours starting on June 8.

Stephen, whose father died of prostate cancer in 2004, said: "The raid is one of the hardest cycling challenges out there, over 18 Tour de France mountains. The Raid must be completed in the time set and progress is monitored."


You may also want to watch:


Stephen's sister, Jacqueline Northern, and best mate Michael Jackson will be driving a support vehicle, but the pair still need a helping hand.

"We have managed to get a national cycle carrier company to donate a carrier for the bikes and need desperately to get other companies involved to help cover costs," Stephen added.

Most Read

If you can help with the logistics contact Gareth at gareth.hughes7@ntlworld.com or to sponsor the attempt go to www.justgiving.com/stephenhague

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter