Firefighters make quick work of the three peaks

20/07/13  PM''Portsmouth firefighters Stuart Phillips (left), and Paul Kinneavy get ready for their marathon cycle ride and climb as they take on the three peaks challenge to raise money for Asthma UK. ''.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (131732-1)
20/07/13 PM''Portsmouth firefighters Stuart Phillips (left), and Paul Kinneavy get ready for their marathon cycle ride and climb as they take on the three peaks challenge to raise money for Asthma UK. ''.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (131732-1)
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TWO firefighters have scaled the three highest peaks in Britain – and for an extra workout cycled around 460 miles between each mountain.

Stuart Phillips and Paul Kinneavy, of Southsea fire station green watch, started off in Scotland to tackle Ben Nevis before heading to Scafell Pike in the Lake District.

Finally they cycled to Snowdon, before heading home.

The pair are raising money for Asthma UK.

Stuart said: ‘We are raising funds for Asthma UK because I lost my mum to asthma.

‘She died from an asthma attack back in 1999, she was only 56 years of age.’

Paul finished his challenge yesterday, and Stuart is due to arrive back in Portsmouth today.

‘We would like people to support us with fundraising,’ added Stuart.

‘We have raised around £500, but we could do with your support.

‘It would mean so much to us, so if people can dig deep and sponsor us, then I would be very grateful.’

The firefighters have had friends Paul Murphy and Gavin Williams with them, who were climbing and support crew.

To donate, call Southsea fire station on (023) 9287 1303.

Or people can visit asthma.org.uk/3peaks-cycle-challenge.