Watt Bike training session at Hull St Stephens Tesco Extra Sunday 6th May
The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is delighted to confirm the cyclists who will take part in Team K3 Zadara Race Across Europe (RACE) Cycling Challenge raising funds and awareness for the Charity.
An impressive 8 man team representing the SPF will tackle the gruelling 3000 mile cycling endurance race starting on the 3rd July 2018. The challenge is to cycle nonstop, 24 hours a day, to set a 6 day record for the event. The aim for the team is to raise a massive £60k for the SPF and raise awareness of the charity.
The specially selected SPF team includes Neil Prescott, older brother of former rugby league International the late Steve Prescott MBE. Neil who has completed several Ironman events will be joined by former professional rugby league stars Gareth Ellis (Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity) Steve Hampson (Wigan), Steve Hall (St Helens), Ewan Dowes (Hull FC), GB Triathlete Phil Ellison, Ironman and Ultra Marathon veteran Darren Harrison and experienced cycle coach Kev Humphries. The team have already starting training in earnest with the fantastic support of Thatto Cycles of St Helens and are holding a series of fund raising events over the next few months.
As part of their fund raising Hull FC legends Gareth Ellis and Ewan Dowes are holding a Watt Bike training session at Hull St Stephens Tesco Extra on Sunday 6th May from 11.00-17.00. It is hoped that the Black and White faithful and some of the first team will pop down and support the guys on the day.
Gaz and Ewan will also be supported by other RACE team members and support crew. A junior football team will also be helping with a bag pack on the day.
Gareth said. ‘I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to be one of the team to take part in the Race Across Europe. Having played alongside Steve at Wakefield I was lucky enough to witness firsthand what a great guy he was. The work being done by the SPF is a true inspiration to us all.’
Ewan commented, ‘I’m really looking forward to representing the SPF in Hull and raising funds for this amazing charity. In my first season at Hull FC I had the honour and pleasure to play with Precky, meaning the SPF is very close to my heart. My time at FC was special and made even better by what I see as the best fans around. I hope as many black and whites can make it down on Sunday to say hello and get an insight into the massive challenge we are taking on.’
Donations can be made on the Team’s Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/companyteams/SPFRACEACROSSEUROPE