Darren M Purvis


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Darren M Purvis, luke westoe

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Supporting ‘The Bobby Robson Foundation’ and ‘Maggies Cancer Centre’, Newcastle

25th August to 3rd September 2017

This summer we will see Darren Purvis and Luke Westoe complete ‘The Andrew Grounsell Challenge’, held in memory of Andrew Grounsell, our friend, colleague, husband to Jo and father to Amy and Henry. 

Andrew had fought bowel cancer for over two years, but sadly lost his fight to this awful disease in October 2016, at the young age of 54.  Andrew was amazing in the way he dealt with his illness and how he continued to carry on with life as normal, continuing to work and push himself right up until the end.  In his memory Darren and Luke propose to push themselves to the limit with the gruelling physical course of the AG Challenge. 

The challenge will see Darren and Luke cycle over 1000 miles ascending over 45,000ft, and climb the UK’s highest 3 Peaks of Snowdon, Scarfell Pike and Ben Nevis on foot ascending a further combined 10,000ft over the 3 peaks. 



  • START – Newcastle
  • 2.5 day cycle south, taking us from England in to Wales.
  • Climb Snowdon (Peak 1).
  • 1.5 day cycle north out of Wales, in to England.
  • Climb ‘Scarfell Pike’ in the Lake District (Peak 2).
  • 2 day cycle north from England in to Scotland.
  • Climb ‘Ben Nevis’ (Peak 3).
  • 1 day cycle east to Edinburgh. 
  • 1 day cycle south from Edinburgh via Bamburgh and back to Newcastle. 

Anyone wishing to cycle a section/ join us for a day of the route or wishing to climb a peak is more than welcome to join us.



Your support is appreciated no matter how small or big, as all donations will go towards helping raise funds for our two chosen charities; The Bobby Robson Foundation and Maggies Centre. 



We would encourage companies in supporting the Andrew Groundsell Challenge and in return we would look to place their company logo on to the support vehicle and use social media to spread the word of those supporting us. 

Companies or individuals can sponsor a ‘Day’ of the event and for more information please contact us at ag.challenge@spacegroup.co.uk or tel. 0191 223 6600 and ask for Darren or Luke.

DAY 1     Newcastle to Kettlewell (Yorkshire Dales) (75 miles)

DAY 2     Kettlewell to Ruthin (Wales) (119 miles)

DAY 3     43 mile ride from Ruthin to the base of Snowdon Welsh climb of Snowdon

DAY 4     Llanberis to Lancaster (138 miles)

DAY 5     61 mile ride from Lancaster to Seathwaite English climb of Scarfell Pike 

DAY 6     Seathwaite to Hamilton (125miles)

DAY 7     Hamilton to Fort William (119 miles) 

DAY 8     Scottish climb of Ben Nevis then cycle Fort William to Tyndrum (49 miles)

DAY 9     Tyndrum to Edinburgh (89miles)

DAY 10   Edinburgh to Bamburgh to Newcastle (139miles)



No matter how BIG or how small a donation, it all helps to make the event a success and help support two fantastic charities and the work that they do.

On behalf or Darren and Luke, thank you.

Recent donors

24.07.17 Huge challenge - Good luck

19.07.17 Good luck everyone



11.07.17 GoodLuck to all those involved! Hope You Smash your Target! Am sure You'll SmAsH the Challenge!!

11.07.17 all the best from the wicstun veterinary group

09.07.17 Well done Lynsey very proud love Mam And Dad xxx

09.07.17 Run purvis run. Xxxxx Lots of love Michaela, Michael and Alfie

08.07.17 Well done babe donation for you and your brother x

08.07.17 Good luck Lyns

08.07.17 Good luck Lynsey

06.07.17 Well done Darren! I'm also sponsoring Lynsey's GNR 10K on Sunday! Run yi sox off lynz, great cause! Xx

06.07.17 Good luck love paula jonny and francesca xx

06.07.17 Well done for your hard work training and making a difference x

06.07.17 Well done Lyns xx

25.06.17 At least try and enjoy the downhill bits! Good luck with your challenge. We will also donate 250 from the company too.

23.06.17 Best of luck to you both on this crazy endurance challenge!!!

22.06.17 Good Luck! Ben Hill (British Ceramic Tile)

14.06.17 All the best Darren , don't wear yourself out !


08.06.17 Good luck Luke.

02.06.17 Good luck and enjoy the ride.

28.05.17 An amazing gesture! Good luck and good weather. Jon, Lesley, Erin and Eilidh

26.05.17 A mind boggling test of endurance. Good luck gents. Particularly with your very brave decision to stay one night in Huddersfield

26.05.17 Top guys, fantastic effort.


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