AN ATTEMPT at rowing the English Channel is planned on Saturday ... on dry land in Battyeford.
Three rowers will attempt the 22-mile distance on a rowing machine in a pub.
The charity day at the Airedale Heifer pub will raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Debbie Mallinson, Stephen Nicholson and Paul Woodruff will take part in the challenge for the Rachael Crowther Memorial Fund.
Rachael was a trampolinist at Kirklees Rebound Trampoline Club in Huddersfield.
She died six years ago at the age of 17 after contracting meningitis.
Debbie, a physiotherapist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, is a former trampolinist who used to partner Rachael in competitions.
Stephen Nicholson, Debbie's brother, a chartered accountant, now lives in Burton-On-Trent.
Paul Woodruff is Debbie's close friend.
A competition is under way to guess how long the 22 miles will take to row.
The rowing will begin at midday. The pub will also have a bouncy castle, Grange Moor Brass Band, a barbecue at tea time and a raffle .
In the evening there will be a charity auction with items including a a signed Huddersfield Town football
and a framed signed picture of Michael Owen.