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Roger Crabb

A pain in the Pyrenees!

Fundraising for Beating Bowel Cancer

103 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 25 supporters
  • Event: Etape du Tour 2007, 16 Jul 2007

Beating Bowel Cancer

We fund research, campaign and support to stop people dying of bowel cancer

Charity Registration No. 1071038


23rd July 2007
Dear Friends, family, Hashers, Curry/Shed Clubbers and others.
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

C'est complet. L'Étape a été conquise!
At 19.19 on Monday 16th July I crossed the finishing line in Loudenvielle just less than 12 hours after leaving Foix, and still smiling even after 196 km of mountain passes. Admittedly this was a bit outside my target time, and rather more than double Alexandre Vinokourov's time today (5 hrs 34 min). There must have been a few gaps in my training! As the film crews and media circus had gone home, my first stop was the beer tent.

This is the profile of the route:

Further information on the 2007 Étape route is available here:

There are some pictures of me in varying states of agony on the day here:, and some blurb here:

And this is me on the finish line trying desperately to smile into my phone:

Thanks so much to everybody who has sponsored me both online here, and on the traditional paper forms. In case you have not sponsored me yet and would like to do so, the secure online donation page will remain open for a couple of months here:         
. . . or you can sign up on the form that I will continue to carry around for a week or two yet.

Thanks for reading this far.
If you have any questions about the event or the charity, please feel free to email (crabbo or ask me in person.
Kind regards