Peaks and ride in tough charity trek

Charity challenge for Andrew Moon
Charity challenge for Andrew Moon

An Underwood dad is preparing for the charity challenge of his life in which he plans to cycle 500 miles and climb 10,000 feet.

Andrew Moon, 56, who works in property maintenance, will complete the Three Peaks challenge, in which he will climb Scafell Pike, Mount Snowdon and Ben Nevis but will cycle from one to the other.

He said: “I’ve done John O’Groats to Land’s End before and I think this will be as hard but maybe a little more effort because of the climates involved.

“I enjoy raising money for charity and so decided it was time to take on another challenge.”

Andrew (pictured) will set off on Friday June 20 and he hopes his efforts will raise more than £2,000 for the Kimberley-based Ryan Lee Trust.

He added: “It’s a fantastic and local charity that I’ve heard a lot about.

“It was easy to pick them when I was coming up with who to raise the cash for.

“I want to raise awareness of the great work that Deb and Shaun Lee do toward helping families with terminally ill children, they not only supply material things but also give support to the families involved.

“People ask if I’m mad but I’m really looking forward to doing it.”

Andrew hopes to complete his challenge in seven days, despite taking it on on his own with no support.

To sponsor him visit his wife’s salon, Lyn’s Hair Designs on James Street, Kimberley or go to and search Andrew Moon.