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In just under three weeks (8th July) I'm taking part in the Etape du Tour. This is an event where 15000 amateur riders get to ride a stage of the Tour de France. This year it is stage 10 and as you would expect for a Tour stage it's quite a challenge. The stage starts in Annecy and finishes in Le Grand-Bornand some 105 miles (169 Km) later. It takes in 4 alpine climbs which total 4017m of elevation gain which is pretty much an ascent of Ben Nevis, Snowden, Scafell Pike and then halfway back up Ben Nevis.
I'm doing this in memory of my Dad who lost his 10 year battle with Kidney Cancer in January 2017. During his illness he was involved with the Kidney Cancer Scotland charity and found their support very helpful. I'm also doing this in memory of my Gran, Alice Rogers who also lost her battle with Cancer in March 2018.
After my dad passed away, his battle with cancer was described as one fought with great fortitude. I think those words will stay with me forever and it is that description that has inspired me to take on such a challenge.
I've been training hard for 7 months, road cycling is not my forte, much better on the off road stuff. I'm by no means certain I'll make it to the end but I'll just need to think of all the cake I can eat !!
Any donation you are able to make would be very gratefully received.
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