Skate challenge success for chef

 

Ben Read
Ben Read

 

A chef  from Helsby who skateboarded from Mickle Trafford to Llandudno in aid of Sport Relief is already planning his next charitable adventure.

Ben Read, 28, raised £400 for Sport Relief and £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society by completing the unusual challenge in which he covered 70 miles over three days and only fell off once.

Ben, who works at the White Lion in Alvanley, said he took on the challenge because ‘even the big charities need people like me challenging themselves to help the lives of others’.

He said: “I knew it would be a physically demanding challenge and the first two days were glorious sunshine and ideal conditions for a skateboard.

“The third day was on the Welsh coast path and for the final 14 miles I had strong headwinds and rain, lots of rain!”

A keen skateboarder since he was a teenager, Ben added: “I always experienced skateboarding as a way of meeting people and going places and last weekend was a perfect example of this, with places I had never been before, and meeting people while knowing we were in the middle of nowhere.

“One week later, I am enjoying my legs and ankles both returning to normal and I am already thinking about what’s next.”

 
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