James Palmer-Tomkinson

Skiers Cumbrian Cycling Challenge

Fundraising for Snow Camp
raised of £7,000 target
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Snow Camp

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We harness the power of snowsports to turn young lives around


The Skiers Cumbrian Cycling Challenge will see a team from the ski industry and other ski enthusiasts band together in what will probably be their hardest ever day’s cycling. 

The intrepid team (so far!) includes:

  • Myself, James Palmer-Tomkinson - PT Ski
  • Colin Mathews - Meriski
  • Ed Kilwick
  • Simon Hoskyns - Alpine Answers
  • Andrew Beale - Free Spirit Alpine
  • Alex Howard - Team strategist and amateur ski racer
  • Cleeves Palmer - Former chairman of Kandahar Ski Club and founder of the Amateur InterClub Ski Championships
  • Nick Morgan - Former chairman of Kandahar Ski Club
  • Jonathan Botting - Team doctor and amateur ski racer
  • Claire Innes
  • Serena Miles - Victorian House Hotel
  • Andy Miles
  • Michael Oesterlin
  • Lizzy Oesterlin
  • Jenny Brydon - PT Ski peak week rep (in her spare time!) and director at TravelSupermarket.com
  • Mark Motion
  • Sam Palmer-Tomkinson
  • Crispin Orr

The route is that of the Fred Whitton Challenge, a gruelling 113 mile circuit round the Lake District taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose. All in all there will be 4000m of ascent and Britain’s toughest climb (Hardknott Pass) with gradients of up to 30% (and that is not a typo!) coming at 94 miles.

Everyone is taking part to raise funds for Snow-Camp, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around through snowsports, life skills, qualifications and work experience. Any donations would be completely fantastic and will provide the motivation for the team to keep on pedalling up the most demanding of hills.

*James P-T has made it his stated ambition to raise sufficient funds to put 10 young people through the Snow-Camp program to resonate with PT Ski’s 10th anniversary

**Colin Mathews and Meriski have selected Snow-Camp as their Charity of the Year

With thanks to our sponsors:
Victorian House Hotel who have offered discounted accommodation to the team and who will be making a generous donation to Snow-Camp. https://victorianhousehotel.co.uk/


About the charity

Snow Camp

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Since 2003, Snow Camp have been using the power of skiing and snowboarding to break down barriers and broaden horizons for thousands of inner-city young people across the UK. Find our more by visiting snow-camp.org.uk.

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