An overview of our epic 240 mile bike ride that our team of 9 will be completing.
Milan to Torino
We will be cycling north-westerly out of Milan to Torino (Turin), which is the home to the Italian Royal Family.
Cycling distance approx. 95 miles
Torino to Cuneo
Despite feeling very sore, we will be distracted by the beautiful views of the Maritime Alps as we head our way towards Cuneo.
Cycling ditance approx. 70 miles
Cuneo to Monaco
Our last stretch will include tough climbs and descents as we head toweards the French Riviera.
Cycling distance approx. 75 miles
Working for a digital agency, Marchessa has had support from her agency to create our fundraising site. Marchessa has always been involved in sport from trampolining to athletics and has completed 2 Reading Half Marathon’s but like Shirleen, Marchessa too only has about 10 miles cycling experience, only another 230 miles to go! Marchessa is worried she may end up with thighs like Chris Hoy by the end of the year though.
Floyd has completed a half marathon but this bike challenge will be his biggest one yet. If he’s not busy at work as a Recruitment Consultant, then you’ll normally see him at the gym. However with less than 6 months till our bike ride, you’ll see him cycling on the roads, so make sure you say hi and give him a wave!
Carpenter/Joiner by day, cycle enthusiast by night. Craig has experience of a couple of light endurance trips with his friends cycling in the depths of the French countryside. Craig is crazy enough to extend the cycle challenge from Monaco all the way to Barcelona! We think he’ll end up needing a wheelchair by the end of the trip.
This IT Consultant may look innocent, but Shirleen already has 4 Reading half marathons under her belt within the last 6 years. With only about 10 miles cycling experience gained from a glamping trip last October around the Forest of Dean, Shirleen says she’ll be looking forward to getting a tan during the expedition but is a bit worried about toilet stops over the 3 day trip.
Richard who works as a Carpenter, hasn’t had any experience of cycling events but to give you some tips on amateur boxing! Richard has taken part in a charity fundraising White Collar boxing event in the past and is now enjoying Mauy Thai within his spare time, although all his spare time will now be taken up training for our bike challenge.
Levi’s family run a glass and window business locally in Reading so you may have seen their vans driving around the area. This will be his first big fitness challenge but isn't phased by the 240 miles. In fact, with a bit of competition between some of the gang he's in it to win it! We'll see if he feels the same way when he's half way through the training!
Nick works with Craig as a Carpenter and after being told about the bike challenge, thought it would be a great lifetime experience to cycle across two countries whilst fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity. With not much experience in anything like this expedition, he's ready to jump into the deep end and face the challenge head on. Hopefully he's positive attitude will stay this way during the challenge!
Even though Glen won’t be cycling with us, we don’t think he knows what he’s letting himself in for… He will be driving our support vehicle from Reading, taking it on a ferry to France and driving all the way through to Milan and this is before our challenge has even begun! He will be following us over our 3 day challenge ensuring no team member has been left behind. Like some of our crazy team mates, he will then be continuing the journey from Monaco to Barcelona, supporting the rest of our endurance junkies. Glen will be clocking around 1500 miles!
This cheeky Trainee Carpenter has a very cool secret... His Grandpa Clyde Rimple was a cyclist and represented Trinidad in the Olympics! His most impressive win was in the 1964 Commonwealth Games where he won gold! We won't be expecting anything less from Denholm, being a grandson of such a legend!
If you’d like to be part of our team by fundraising for Fighting for Theo, please contact us:
Marchessa Hollyfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
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