21/09/15Your stories

Yorkshire adventurer, Geoff Major, has launched a new event; to find which international city will be the fastest to run, row and cycle 24 908 virtual miles around the world. Although the global search starts next year, this October sees the first in a series of UK-wide warm-up challenges, with a 24-hour non-stop event in West Yorkshire: before moving to Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and a European city, early in 2016.

The inaugural mini-event, hosted in Leeds by Pure Gym (the UK’s leading gym operator), will take place from 2pm on Friday 23rd October to 2pm on Saturday 24th October; before moving to Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and a European city, early in 2016.

Teams pledge to keep a bike, treadmill, rower or cross-trainer going for 24 hours, with teams from Nando’s, AQL Limited and solicitors Irwin Mitchell already signed-up. Individuals are also starting to sign-up for an hour or more, via ticket site ‘Eventbrite’.

As the mini-events timetable develops, links will also be formed with local schools and charities, as well as engaging a city’s population.

All entry fees for the West Yorkshire event are donated to the Candlelighters Trust; supporting families with their fight against childhood cancer, with event costs covered by  sponsor; Better Telecoms.

Andrew Russell (Associate Director; Irwin Mitchell): “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our staff to get on-board with this great fitness event, support the local community, and have a friendly competition against our colleagues in Sheffield”.

Noemie Salvaudon (Candlelighters): “We’re really excited to partner with this West Yorkshire event, and we’re truly grateful for the continued support Geoff has given us.”

Aidy Cartwright (Gym Manager, Pure Gym): “This is just the sort of event we love. To help support such a worthy cause and raise much-needed funds for Candlelighters. We would like to invite both members and non-members down to take part in this unique event”

Mark and Sara Evans (Better Telecoms): “We were lucky enough to accompany Geoff across the Sahara for 5 days: a truly memorable experience. We didn’t hesitate to offer our support when we heard he was starting a brand new challenge, and we look forward to West Yorkshire setting the pace for the rest of the world”

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