A NETHERTHONG man has set himself the gruelling challenge of tackling a 42-mile walk twice in two days.
Stephen Fennell, 43, is walking the Lyke Wake Walk across the North Yorkshire Moors.
On June 18, he will start the first leg of his challenge.
He will have 24 hours to walk 42 miles from Osmotherley to Ravenscar.
But when the ordeal will be over for other walkers, Stephen will turn around and do the entire route again, in reverse.
He will have another 24 hours to complete this leg of the challenge.
Stephen has completed the Lyke Wake Walk once before, with his friend Nigel Moran.
They raised £1,050 for Cancer Research UK.
Stephen, who is once again raising funds for the cancer charity, said: "To walk 42 miles was a huge challenge, but to complete the walk twice will be a fantastic achievement. I can't wait."
Stephen will be supported by 12 friends and family, including wife Janette and their four children.
His supporters will also be collecting sponsorship, as they will be completing some of the route.
After the walk, Stephen and his team will return to the Holme Valley.
They will celebrate their achievement with a barbecue at the Cricketers' Arms in Deanhouse, to which anyone is welcome.
There will also be a raffle at the event, in aid of Cancer Research UK.
* Anyone who would like to take part in the Lyke Wake Walk for Cancer Research UK should visit the website www.cancerresearchuk.org