Oct 3 2009
For Team members Dave Healey, Ana Toole, Matthew Hailwood & Paul Brain the early morning alarm call came as a shock, well it did for Dave at 05:15 Hrs. These four Team members had volunteered to take part in the ’Kit checking’ of the participants in the 2nd Pike View Hike – Adult event.
Travelling to Bibby’s Farm, Limbrick, Chorley which acts as the base for the hike, the Team members were greeted by 64 adults involved in Scouting who were taking part in teams of 4.
One such Team consisted of Team member Steve Fletcher, normally an organiser on this event, but this year he was competing. Steve looked a little bleary eyed when he came in for his kit check 10 mins late!! but his energy soon came back to him later!
The Team has been involved in the Pike View Hike since it started in 2002 and with the Adult Pike View Hike since last year and is happy to support such a challenging event for both the Scouting fraternity & also the standby rescue cover aspect of the Team.
After travelling to check point 1, primarily to watch Steve and his Team perform the Village Peoples YMCA on the green in Rivington Village – all part of the activities they have to do at each check point, the four members returned home and for Dave & Matthew who had worked until the early hours the night before, the prospect of sleep beckoned.
The Pike View Hike website is here. and please see previous news entries for past events.