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Rob completed the 2019 YMCA Mountain Bike Challenge - all 178 miles & 20,000 feet of climbing - Glasgow to Inverness in 4 days

www.WestKentYMCA.org.uk/cycle | www.twitter.com/WestKentYMCA | 7-11 August 2019

Rob Marsh | 31 October 2045



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Yay-I did the 2019 YMCA Mountain Bike Challenge
A gruelling 4-day 178 mile epic
20,000ft (over 6 km!) climbing 
& 6km downhill too

Glasgow-Fort William-Inverness
via West Highland & Great Glen Ways [more accurately obstacle courses!]

1x wobbly 2nd hand bike
2x wobbly knees-1 damaged 52 yrs ago, operated on 49 yrs ago
Surgeons dont know how I walk/stand with no cruciate ligaments or joint just 53 bone frags in a bag of fluid [at the last count/MRI!]
[my answer: prayer & being sheer bloody minded]

Day1 steep rocky path
I hit big drainage ditch
It made me 'ditch' d bike
& chest-pump a big rock @30mph
Damaged my ribs, garmin watch & helmet

YES I carried on
2 raise more money
4 vital life-saving YMCA work in West Kent

More info & pix
https://tinyurl.com/y4m8gg8f | www.WestKentYMCA.org.uk/cycle
twitter @WestKentYMCA
email [email protected]
text MTB to 07941388852
maps @ www.ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Tartan-Trail-maps-and-elevations.pdf

THANK YOU
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supporting life-changing YMCA work



West Kent YMCA

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Anonymous

16 August 2019

Well done. Great achievement for a very great cause x

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Derek

15 August 2019

Well done Rob! From Derek, Nigel and all at NetVector.

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Lynn

13 August 2019

So glad that you made it and came back in one piece (sort of!). An amazing achievement, congratulations - Lynn

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A

13 August 2019

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Amanda

13 August 2019

WELL DONE Rob! A grueling event and no doubt tought training prior-all with dodgy equipment too (knees and bike) Hope you're now enjoying a well-deserved rest and feeling fit after your exertions. Congratulations, love Mandy x

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Pipp

10 August 2019

Well done!! xx

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Kirsty

09 August 2019

Well done!

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Simon

07 August 2019

Well done Rob

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Steve

07 August 2019

Good on you Rob. Be praying for strong knees and no saddle sores. In between the gasping for breath try and enjoy the beautiful Scottish scenery.

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Anthony

07 August 2019

Best of luck Rob!

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