29 August 2012
Support Steve and Will on their challenge
Brothers-in-law Steve and Will have set themselves the challenge of cycling through 10 countries in 10 days in an attempt to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Starting in North Italy, the ride will take them across the Alps (via the Splugen Pass), through Switzerland, across the sweeping plains of the Alsace and the low countries before heading towards home. They will travel approximately 850 miles in total. To make the challenge even bigger, neither are seasoned cyclists, this is something they have never attempted before, and they do not even have the luxury of living close to each other in order to train together.
Unlike many charity rides, all sponsorship money (plus Gift Aid) goes to Macmillan. Steve and Will are covering all costs themselves. Flights, food, accommodation and equipment are all being paid for through their savings. Everything they need for the ride is carried by them; they will be carrying out their own repairs and dealing with everything else the challenge throws at them.
If you'd like to support Steve and Will in their challenge, please visit their website www.thelongride.org.uk for how to donate, and to view updates on their progress.
Fancy following in Steve and Will's tiretreads and doing your own cycling challenge for Macmillan? Visit our cycling page for details on how to sign up to one of our cycling events in the UK and abroad.