What is Man vs Hell?
Twice before, Richard Brooks has kayaked the same section of challenging grade 4 white-water in Devon for 24 hours in aid of raising money for charities very close to his heart that helped his family though the very tough times of his mum battling through rounds of chemo raising over £10,000.
Three years later and sadly Rich’s mum Sue, who the family business Sues’ Canoes is named after, is no longer with us as well as number of Rich’s family and friends who have also lost their own battles against cancer.
In September 2015 in the same week Richard lost his best friend Matt to a sudden battle against Leukemia, his partner miscarried at 18 weeks and they lost what would have been their second child together.
In his own special way, Richard has decided to push himself to the limit once again in order to raise funds for these two amazing charity and also to honour the memories of those that we have lost.
The challenge this time is to once again kayak his way repeatedly down the Upper Dart River in Devon for 24 hours, but this time instead of heading off for a cup of tea and to a party to celebrate, he will be jumping straight on his road-bike and cycling back home to the shop in Norfolk, a mere 300 miles with 7,000 feet of elevation gain which will take him around 24 hours.
This may sound like an insane feet of human endurance and suffering but as Rich is the first to point out, this is nothing compare to what those who have to go through chemo have to deal with.
Every little donation that comes in will help Rich keep focused on the training and keep him motivated to finish what will be a gruelling 48 hours. Please see his FB page https://www.facebook.com/Man-VS-Hell-153081535040047 and share the story with your friends or donate via: https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Brooks15