Autumn / Winter 2021

Charity challenge: from Hartlepool to the Eiffel Tower

Two keen fitness enthusiasts who work for Rotos 360 embarked on a gruelling charity challenge earlier this month, cycling/rowing/marching/running the 566 notional miles from their local gym in Hartlepool to the Eiffel Tower in Paris using gym equipment including an exercise bike (to simulate the 327 miles from Hartlepool to Dover and the 182 miles from Calais to Paris), rowing machine (to cover the 31 mile English Channel), a step-up box (to cover the 1665 steps to the top of the Eiffel tower) and running along the seafront on Hartlepool’s promenade.

Aaron Myers (pictured right) and Ben Bywater (left) completed the challenge with ten others, all working in pairs, to raise awareness and (so far) £10,000 funds for Great Ormand Street Hospital.

‘We set a time limit of 44 hours but managed to finish more quickly than expected, with Ben’s team smashing a time of 33 hours.’ Says Aaron. 

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