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Mountain fall survivor completes 200 mile challenge

Joe Beaumont during the 200 mile challenge Photo: ITV Border

A man left badly injured after falling 100 feet down a mountain has completed a 200 mile cycling challenge, raising money for the people who saved him.

Joe Beaumont was involved in an accident in February 2011 while climbing in Eskdale. He suffered extreme concussion, nerve damage and broke nearly every bone in the right side of his body. He was saved thanks to the efforts of the Wasdale Mountain rescue team, RAF Boulmer and staff at the West Cumberland hospital.

He still cannot walk without pain and has a broken leg which hasn't healed.

Today he completed a 200 mile cycling challenge in Wasdale Head, one week after setting off from RAF Boulmer.

He said:

For it to be over is really good in one way but is just a bit strange really, I'll just have to think of what to do next after all this I think. But I think I deserve a well earned rest, and I think it has been one of the most difficult challenges I have ever undertaken, let alone with a broken leg and all the rest of it, it is just amazingly difficult.

– Joe Beaumont

Joe Beaumont speak to ITV Border before setting off on his final 22 miles on Saturday morning:

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