We are pleased to announce that this year’s Lancashire Lance Sportive will take place at 09:00 on Sunday 26th April 2020.
This year the Lancashire Lanes Sportive will be in memory of the Steve Prescott Foundation Trustee Steve White who last year, sadly lost his long battle against Giloblastoma. Steve was a keen cyclist, taking part in LEJOG three times and many of the SPF events as well as providing helping with the support and logistics, he is sadly missed but will never be forgotten.
26th June to 2nd July - Introduction
Cycling Paris to Blackpool will be an awesome experience starting from the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, where Steve Prescott once visited, then setting off on a 450 mile bike ride to the magnificent Blackpool Tower.
Whilst the normal charity cycle is from Paris to London as ever the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) have gone that step further and has stretched this charity challenge by cycling on to the famous Blackpool Tower. This is a truly inspirational ride that will take you through some magnificent scenic towns, making your heart burst with pride as you cycle this epic challenge for this amazing cause and continuing the great mans legacy!
13th October to 26th October - Introduction
We will fly out from Heathrow late on the 13th October and land in Cusco on the 14th spending 2 days to acclimatise before starting the trek on the 16th Oct.
This challenge you will enjoy stunning views of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, wildlife, and the amazing Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains, all ending with a tour of Machu Picchu. You’ll see the highest peak (Ausangate 6,385 m/20,948 ft) in the Cusco region. This adventurous trek is approximately 100 km/62 mi and goes up to 5,400 m/17,716 ft. Ausangate is an excellent and quiet/remote trekking circuit offering stunning features such as spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas, alpacas, and wild vicuña, picturesque villages, and traditionally dressed Quechua people.
Registration is now open for the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run 2020 which takes place on Sunday 1th March. The event is open for runners age 16 and over.
The annual St Helens 10k starts and finishes at Langtree Park with runners taking on the testing North Road on the way.
Sept 4th - Sept 6th - Introduction
Nestled within the Pennine Range of the Yorkshire Dales National Park lie the iconic three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Your challenge is to summit all three peaks in 12 hours, so that The Steve Prescott Foundation can continue supporting The Christie, The Rugby League Benevolent Fund & SPF Special Causes Fund as well as continuing the great man Steve Prescott’s legacy.
The “WORLD RECORD” challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and play the world’s highest game of rugby league, lies ahead for a unique team of volunteers in October 2015.All to raise funds & awareness, for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF).
But this is no ordinary team of volunteers. They include some true legends of rugby league and leaders on the field ; Adrian Morley of Salford Red Devils, retired legends Lee Briers, Barrie McDermott, Garreth Carvell, Chico Jackson, Mike Wainwright, Neil Harmon and Alan Hunte. Who will all be kept in line, by the watchful eye & keen whistle of non other than Referee Supremo, Robert Hicks.
In the climbing party are Sky Sports Angela Powers, and BBC TV’s Beccy Meehan, who will not only be climbing the mountain and taking part in the world record rugby game, but also filming the whole challenge to be broadcast across their respective TV networks.
And from the film world, we have the actor, Matthew Lewis, famous for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, taking on the challenge.
In the spirit of Steve Prescott, the challenge is to climb the 19,341ft mountain in just 6 days instead of the more usual 9 days. AND, when reaching the summit, the team will then mark out a full sized rugby pitch, erect 2 sets of inflatable rugby posts, and play a full game of rugby league. It will challenge each individual’s fitness and mental stamina as they reach almost 6000 meters.
The success rate of this challenge is well documented at 27%. Each climber aims to raise at least £4000 for the 3 charities of the SPF, the Christie Hospital, Try Assist and the Oxford Transplant Foundation.
The event is very kindly sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the industrial sector.
Adrian Morley said.' I am really looking forward to this unique challenge by testing myself in a totally different way.'
Martin Blondel on behalf of the SPF said ‘It was Steve's wish to tackle Kilimanjaro! We are elated that we have so many personalities willing to carry Steve's name and legacy to the summit. And to have a world record attached to the SPF would be truly incredible and hopefully bring more awareness of the foundation to the masses’
The party will be led by SPF committee member Ade Cunliffe who was one of a party of twelve who climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro, in our 2013 challenge.
Below, is the team assembled to take on this huge challenge. Take a moment to read about them and support them, on what will become a “WORLD RECORD” setting challenge.