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Local Cyclist Climbs Historic Motorsport Venue 148 Times In NHS Charity Fundraiser

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Local cycling enthusiast Andy Short has announced plans to raise vital funds for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust by cycling up Prescott Speed Hill Climb near Cheltenham 148 times, the equivalent climb to the height of Mount Everest; an astonishing 29,029ft.

Andy, a long-time cyclist and supporter of charity Above and Beyond decided to undertake the challenge in order to raise vital funds for the NHS Foundation Trust following surgery and treatment he received for a heart attack.

The Bugatti Owners’ Club, owners and operators of Prescott Speed Hill Climb, one of the oldest motorsport venues in the UK, are delighted to host his attempt which will commence on Monday 15th June 2020 and is scheduled to conclude later that week.  ‘When Andy contacted us to discuss his plans we were honoured to have been chosen as his preferred venue. As with many businesses we are currently closed due to Covid-19 and working with Andy will provide us with a way to show our support and thanks for all the NHS staff working so hard all over the country at the moment. We wish Andy the best of luck with his fundraising and climb.’ Commented BOC Chairman Nick Upton.

To support Andy and contribute to his Just Giving Page please visit

For more details on the important and vital work of NHS Charity Above and Beyond please visit



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