Dave Clarks Coast to Coast Walk
SKY SPORTS darts presenter Dave Clark will undertake what he has described as “the biggest physical challenge of my life” when he walks 200 miles across England in aid of Parkinson’s UK
‘Clarky’s Coast-To-Coast Challenge’ will see Dave walk from St Bees in Cumbria, through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors to Robin Hood’s Bay across two weeks from September 11-23.
The challenge is raising money for Parkinson’s UK, the official charity partner of the PDC in 2016, whose aims include funding ground-breaking research into the condition. In a further boost for Dave’s challenge, Sky have pledged to match every pound raised from the walk – meaning that donations from the general public will be doubled for this great charity!
“The generosity of people who’ve donated has been amazing so far – already £25,000 has been raised which means that at least £50,000 will go to Parkinson’s UK when Sky generously match the donations,” said Dave, who is a supporter of Parkinson’s UK and battling the condition himself.
“The response has been incredible and has been a massive boost for me ahead of this challenge, and everyone’s welcome to come and join in on the walk too. “I’m told that over the course of the two weeks, the total climbing is higher than going up Mount Everest and back down again, which shows the kind of terrain we’ll be walk through.
“I’m a little bit nervous but looking forward to getting going – an arthritic toe, a dodgy knee and a bit of Parkinson’s won’t stop me!” Fans are encouraged to join Dave Clark along the way, and can register in advance to take part in the walk by emailing [email protected]
Clarky’s Coast To Coast Walk
- Day One – September 10: Arrive St Bees
- Day Two – September 11: St Bees-Ennerdale Bridge (15m)
- Day Three – September 12: Ennerdale Bridge-Rosthwaite (16m)
- Day Four – September 13: Rosthwaite-Grasmere (9.5m)
- Day Five – September 14: Grasmere-Patterdale (7.5m)
- Day Six – September 15: Patterdale-Shap (16m)
- Day Seven – September 16: Shap-Kirkby Stephen (20.5m)
- Day Eight – September 17: Kirkby Stephen-Keld (14.5m)
- Day Nine – September 18: Keld-Reeth (12.5m)
- Day Ten – September 19: Reeth-Richmond (14m)
- Day 11 – September 20: Richmond-Ingleby Cross (23m)
- Day 12 – September 21: Ingleby Cross-Great Broughton (12m)
- Day 13 – September 22: Great Broughton-Glaisdale (18.5m)
- Day 14 – September 23: Glaisdale-Robin Hood’s Bay (19.5m)
For more information about Parkinson’s UK, visit www.parkinsons.uk.org