Staff gear up for three-day test

Some of the Keybury trekkers are pictured at one of the peaks of their 2014 charity walk -  the top of Pen y Ghent.
Some of the Keybury trekkers are pictured at one of the peaks of their 2014 charity walk - the top of Pen y Ghent.

Harrogate-based Keybury Fire and Security staff are gearing up for the company’s third annual charity fundraising weekend.

Personnel from all departments are talking up the gauntlet in the 2015 Keybury Try-Athlon three-day challenge from July 3-5.

Day one on the Friday will involve a 40-mile bike ride on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal from Keighley to Leeds and back, followed on the second day by an eight-mile trek up and down Whernside, the highest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

Sunday will see a Keybury team take to the water at Shipley Swimming Pool in a bid to cover a combined distance of 21 miles.

Proceeds this year will be split equally between Sue Ryder Manorlands in Oxenhope and the Alzheimer’s Society – and Keighley-based Keybury is hoping to raise well over £2,500.

In the past two years it has netted £5,000 from its charity weekends.