Mother and daughter to take on Yorkshire Three Peaks for riding group

Bea and Sarah Neale in training.

A mother and daughter are to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for the Richmond & Catterick Group Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Fifteen-year-old Bea Neale and her mother Sarah will attempt the challenge on July 1.

Bea had hoped to raise £500 but more than £800 has been pledged so far and she is well on the way to reach £1,000.

From Croft on Tees, Bea has volunteered at Richmond & Catterick Group RDA for over a year and knew that it was a self-funded charity that relied on donations.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge is a circular walk which encompasses three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough

To complete the challenge they will cover 24.5 miles and climb 1,600m within 12 hours.

Bea and Sarah are training hard and with school meaning time is limited, weekends mean one long walk, including hill walks.

Sarah said: “So that we know what to expect, we have climbed all three peaks individually.

“Bea’s not keen on heights so we wanted to make sure we could do the scrambles on Pen y Ghent and Ingleborough.

“We plan to set off at 4am so we can get a good few miles in before it gets hot. Bea’s dad will meet regularly to supply us with fluids, extra snacks and changes of socks.

“We are currently blister-free thanks to the wonder of toe socks.”

Bea started volunteering with Richmond & Catterick as part of her Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.

She said:“I continued to help as I enjoyed it so much. In my spare time I love riding.

“The RDA Group does not need volunteers to be familiar with horses as training is given but Bea has ridden since she was five and as Sarah says “she was hooked straight


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