In 2012, 5 local businessmen cycled 250 miles from Poole to Paris, they followed it up last year – after gaining another – by riding an incredible 380 miles from Paris to Bordeaux. This year, joined by three more companions, they plan to better themselves again and in September will be cycling an astounding distance of around 450 miles over four days. This will once again be to raise money for Boo!
They will be picking up where they left off in Bordeaux and making the long journey to Perpignan, one of the most southerly towns in France. This trip will include an encounter with the famous Tour de France climb of the Col du Tourmalet! The Col du Tourmalet (pictured) is is the highest road in the central Pyrenees at almost 7,000 feet.
The party, consisting of Boo trustees Russell Hicks and Simon White, along with Jeremy Gill, David Webb, Warren Munson, Mark Cribb, Andy Freeman, Mark Northy and Peter Moore, set off from Bordeaux on Tuesday 9th September. From there they will cycle 116 miles to Pau, followed by another 87 miles to Tournay (via the dreaded Col du Tourmalet) the next day, they will then ride 137 miles to Carcassonne on the Thursday before finishing the last 61 miles of the journey and ending up in Perpignan on Friday 12th.
We hope you join us in wishing them all the best on their travels and we will keep you informed of their fundraising efforts!