Prekky’s inspirational trip goes on and on

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INSPIRATIONAL ex Saints star Steve Prescott MBE is halfway through his latest incredible endurance challenge.

The former full back, 37, who is battling a rare form of stomach cancer, set off on a bike ride from Land’s End in Cornwall with a gang of Steve Prescott Foundation fundraisers on Saturday (June 4).

Two teams of eight are aiming to cycle the 1,000-plus miles to John O’Groats in Scotland by Sunday (June 12).

But, as if that wasn’t enough, they will also be climbing the Three Peaks - Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis - along the way!

Steve may have completed numerous gruelling fundraising challenges since his diagnosis in September 2006 - including a triathlon from the south of France to London and two London Marathons - but he classes this latest mission his “hardest to date”.

After pedalling 140 miles on day one, and another 104 miles on day two, the fundraisers were already feeling the effects.

Steve said: “Is it only day two?! I’m in a pretty bad way – my legs are giving in, my head is giving in, my mind is giving in!”

“This is one of those crazy ideas that sounded great at the time. There are people who take on the Three Peaks Challenge, or a Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride, but not both.

“But this is what the Foundation is about – challenging each other and other people, and inspiring people too.”

To sponsor Steve on his latest charity challenge, go online at: www.justgiving.com/Steve-Prescott

Anyone who donates via Steve’s justgiving webpage will be entered into a free draw to win two Grand Final tickets, a JST nutrition bundle and a signed Steve Prescott shirt.

As ever, all proceeds will be split between the Christie Hospital and Try Assist, rugby league’s benevolent fund.