This gruelling ride will see us cycle through the harsh conditions and barren, featureless landscapes of the Cote D'Azur, through Portofino and Florence and down into Rome. With nothing to eat but homemade pasta accompanied by fine local wines, our bodies will be put through a rigorous test.As lovely as it all sounds, it will be a tough challenge in very hot weather (with merely the desire and temptation of wine rather the indulgence).
The total journey will be in excess of 800km accounting for overnight stops in the closest small towns. This will be done at a rate of 100km per day over 8 days.As with any physical challenge, it isn't just about the event itself. We have 3 months of hard training to commit to in order to be prepared. You're thinking "But they're all in peak physical condition anyway...what training could they possibly need?" Well, a lot! And it means fewer (but still some) domino's pizzas and alcohol in the build up.
There is also the time spent planning for the trip, including learning how to fix punctures, go the wrong way around roundabouts and ask for directions in French/Italian. Finally, there are the personal costs of buying durable bikes and scant Lycra outfits.Hopefully, you will consider that our efforts are for a worthwhile cause and thus deem our journey worthy of your sponsorship. All monies raised will go directly to Dreams Come True, a charity that helps to create once in a lifetime experiences for terminally ill and seriously ill children. You can learn more about this charity at https://www.justgiving.com/dctc
Merci beaucoup / Grazi milleTim, Alex and Paddy