Three of the Lester Brunt team: Stephen Birrell, Joel Brennan and Robert Brunt decided to put their bodies on the line and set themselves a worthy challenge, to cycle in aid of The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation who raises funds to support more than 150 projects which use the power of sport to provide coaching and education to young people in some of the most challenging or deprived environments around the world.
So, In January 2016, when everyone was busy breaking their new year’s resolutions they embarked upon a journey to become professional cyclists... (they wish!!).
Leading the St. James's Place pelaton through the cycling mecca that is Mallorca, in a 3-day challenge to cover 360km of tarmac coupled with 5700m of climbing across the Tramuntana mountain range. Quick fact - Mount Kilimanjaro sits at an elevation of 5800m.
The Sa Calobra road is known as the serpent as it snakes its way up the mountain. It is renowned for its 26-hairpin bends, one of which is so extreme it takes you a full 360 degrees and heads back over itself in what is known as a spiral bridge. Perhaps the most feared climb on the island, this is the challenge that you will face after 3 days and 360km of cycling on Majorca. With the tight turns and sheer drops making the decent just as tricky as the ascent, the Sa Calobra road will keep you on your toes and is not for the faint hearted!
Our boys raised a fantastic £2,197.90 for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the St. James's Place Foundation with St. James's Place matching all contributions made they personally raised £4,395.80, what a fantastic achievement, Well Done to you all.