By Chris Jones

 

Two students from Falmouth University have pledged to cycle 250 miles around Cornwall in three days in order to raise funds for exhibition space at an event in London.

Charlie Clarke, 21, and Nathaniel Jones, 20, are the two mad-men looking to take on the challenge, both of which are in their 3rd year at Falmouth University studying Sustainable Product design.

The event is called ‘New designers’, a show dedicated to graduating design students with very good networking opportunities and an array of awards available.

Their aim is to raise £500 as part of a course group effort with a target of £10,000 to get them to London in the summer.

Charlie Clarke

The two course mates had considered doing the ride for a while “just for fun” said Clarke.

“It was one of those plans that just never got going, but when we combined it with the opportunity for fundraising, suddenly it became feasible, and a worthy use of 3 days of our lives.”

250 miles is no short order, in fact it is the equivalent of riding from Falmouth Town to Reading just West of London.

But as both are keen cyclists, Clarke seems very optimistic about the journey despite never taking on a task as big as this before.

“If we had both already done something as daunting as this, we would be pushing ourselves even further with the challenge.

“It wouldn’t be as fun if it was going to be easy!”

You can follow the duos progress on their Instagram account “cornwall250ride” and you can sponsor a mile for £2 by going to their gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/cornwall250.

The pair plan to make the journey in February but before then it’s going to be a cold winter full of training.