Bryan Clover, CEO of the industry charity the Rainy Day Trust, is starting his Ultra challenge hike at the Kellaway’s site west of Bath on September 17.
The two-day challenge will take him 84 miles back to Reading in 48 hours. Just to make it more of a challenge, he will be doing it alone and non-stop.
“No sleep, no naps, nothing, and carrying a massive amount of water and everything else that I will need along the way, only stopping to top up water. The pack will weigh in excess of 40lbs,” he says.
“Before the delightful virus, in 2018 I hiked 27 miles a day for a week along the cliff paths of Cornwall and in 2019 I hiked 53.4 miles in 24 hours, so decided to up the proverbial ante.”
Clover says the plan is to have photo stops along the way with sponsors to raise awareness of the event and the Charity and generate some positive press coverage for sponsors at the sae time. Companies Dexam Intl, Dulux, Home Hardware and Kellaway Building Supplies are already on board.
He adds: “I have set a fundraising goal of £10,000. But I want to smash that completely as the Charity is working flat out to help people struggling with enormous mental health issues at present. This is the single biggest challenge that I have ever undertaken and will test me to my core.”
The fundraising link for the hike is: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=EJ13&pageUrl=14