Category Archives: Challenges

Jeff to cycle Kenya for COCO!

One of the faces of North East TV is helping an international children’s charity by tackling a 200-mile cycling challenge in Africa later this year.  Jeff Brown, who presents Look North on BBC1, has signed up for the Victoria Cycle Challenge, an initiative being run by North East based international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of…
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Victoria Cycle Challenge – Will Whitaker

Well, we did it. 280(ish)kms across the unpredictable Kenyan terrain, from the (almost) flat planes of the Maasai Mara to the well-paved shores of Lake Victoria. And while the journey may have been net downhill - a fact that provided little solace halfway up day two's mountain - I've come out the other end feeling…
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Doug’s Marathon des Sables

In April, the amazing Doug Ruddock ran the Marathon des Sables to raise money for COCO and The Lighthouse Trust Summer School, two causes close to his heart. Doug has raised money for COCO in the past by taking part in Iron Man New Zealand, climbing Kilimanjaro and running all over the UK - but…
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Isabelle’s Story

This summer I was due to climb Kilimanjaro with Durham Universities Charities Committee as deputy leader of the expedition. It was a wonderful prospect to have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and raise funding for COCO who promote education for all in East Africa. I was also looking forward to the challenge as somebody…
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