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Liz, Laura, Kirsten and Claire take on the Cahors Challenge

About four months ago our colleague Lisa told us about a cycling challenge her fiancé was doing. It involved 500 miles of cycling between four people, understanding bike mechanics, and raising money for charity. Collectively we possess the mechanical skills of a toddler and will find this amount of cycling truly challenging, but the prospect of getting rock hard thighs and outrageous tan lines that only cyclists understand sold it to us.

On the 29 September we will start the Cahors Challenge in St Malo, cycling 500 miles between us through Samur and the Massif Centrale, finishing on the stunning 14 Century medieval bridge over the Lot at Cahors three days later. 70 teams will undertake this challenge, raising money for charities to research diseases and cancers that affect an insane number of us.

We will be raising money for Alzheimers Society. Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK and 25 million of us in this country have or have known a friend or family member with dementia. This includes two of us doing the ride, who so desperately would have liked to have seen a different outcome to the pain and deterioration that happens when the disease takes the brain hostage. The money raised will go towards funding research. What else can you do when you feel so helpless but support those who are trying to find a cure or develop better treatments?

Please donate as much as you can. Every penny will go to charity.

We will also be trying to extract money from you via cake sales/raffles/or through our beautiful smiles & fluttering of the eyelashes! All support is hugely appreciated.

 


More about Alzheimers Society 

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

More about the Ride:

Teams will leave from Portsmouth on the overnight ferry to St Malo on Wednesday 28September. Starting under the historic walls of this maritime city, they will cycle from Brittany into Normandy and head south over the Loire to spend the first night in the home of pre- Champagne favourite fizz, Saumur. Then, following river valleys that climb into the foothills of the Massif Central, they will spend the second night on the outskirts of the city of Limoges. Riding on south towards the headwaters of the Dordogne on day three, the Challenge finish line is the 14 century medieval bridge over the river Lot at Cahors, home to the “black wine” revered by Tzars, Popes and Princes. Teams will return to Portsmouth from Caen late on Sunday 2 October.

 

Raising money for

Challenge Adventure Charities

Challenge Adventure Charities

Charity Registration No. 1057920

For over 15 years, we have organised mainly cycle events in Europe. By 2012, we have raised some £3,015,634, mainly for cancer and medical charities. We pride ourselves that EVERY PENNY that has been raised has been paid to charity - our participants paying the full cost of event entry themselves.

Donations 18

A fantastic achievement and a worthy cause. How much chamois cream did you get through?! Chapeau!

07/10/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Great work girls. Sounded fun. Sad to have missed it! Especially the tattoos......

06/10/11

£10.00

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Laura, I'm deeply impressed with this challenge/adventure. I hope you have enormous fun to counteract the sore bum!

01/10/11

£30.00

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Hi Laura/Liz Hope you are wearing your La Squadra/Nonnas cycle tops !!! Good luck

28/09/11

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28/09/11

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26/09/11

£25.00

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Allez allez allez!

24/09/11

£10.00

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Allez ladies! very best of luck to you, may the wind be at your back ;)

22/09/11

£25.00

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Good luck to you all :-) Ralph and Catriona

20/09/11

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So great you're doing such an epic challenge for such an important cause. Sending you lots of love and wishing you all the luck Lau xx

20/09/11

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Doesn't seem like a challenge to me, more a lovely holiday, so no luck needed, enjoy and party hard

20/09/11

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20/09/11

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Good luck with the ride, at least you'll be the best attired group on the ride.

20/09/11

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Good luck ladies!! I see you've conveniently managed to organise a cycle through prime wine territory... coincidence?! x

20/09/11

£20.00

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Last 3 weeks cake sales!

19/09/11

£110.00

+ £27.50 Gift Aid

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A very big thank you to James for the Carhart jumble sale and to everyone at Rapha for buying our cakes again on Friday!!

22/08/11

£88.85

+ £22.21 Gift Aid

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Good luck, girls! I will be there in spirit and will volunteer myself as head domestique on a training/recovery ride soon!

18/08/11

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1st cake sale at rapha!

14/08/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£530.85
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£530.85
  • Gift Aid£132.71

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