Nice a Geneve 2017. Now for The Mountains!
We have done the Capitals, the Châteaux, the Atlantic, the Canal and the Riviera...now for the Mountains!
FERBLANC’S SIXTH & “SANS AUCUN ROUTE” MOST GRUELLING CYCLE CHALLENGE OF THE HUIT ETAPE 4000 KILOMETRE SLOW TOUR DE FRANCE
Whilst the route takes us through probably the most stunning scenery of all the étapes, it is the longest and most mountainous! Our days will consequently be longer, and there will be a pace to fulfil...
THE COMPLETELY CRACK(ERS) TEAM FOR THIS ARDUOUS FOUR DAY 550KM PEDAL OVER THE ALPS COMPRISES THE SELFLESS & DETERMINED:
Andrew McKay, Dr Alisdair Macnair, Rosie Wilson, Ed Savory, David Pratt, Suzie Finch, Nick Walker, George Wells, Lee Pilkington, Rich Buckingham,Tim Bagshaw, Louis Clabburn, Henry Raker, Emilie Vrain,Damien Holly, George Fellowes, Olivia Brotheridge, Sam Parrett, Richard Coke, Duncan Watson, Uli Foerster, Kristen Mueller and Rupert Garton.
Starting at the Colline du Ancien Château, Nice on Wednesday 13th September 2017, we will cruise along the glorious Promenade des Anglais to follow the River Var gently into the hills and then continue a subtle climb…only the hairpins will indicate any change! The route is presently 7%1 longer than the standard 500 kilometres and the sights are stunning; magnificent mountains rising above us, white water streams below us, open grass plains, alpine orchards, highland cattle and sassy swiss milkmaids in dirndls. We will weave swiftly through the Alps finding rest, recuperation and rehydration in lakeside lodges, cosy chalets and gastronomic family run hotels.
On Saturday 16th September, after four days of jolly healthy exercise, we will complete our little excursion on the Rive Droite of the Rhône, where it meets Lake Geneva, overlooking the powerful Jet d’Eau.
As ever the mission is to pedal safely, laugh lots and raise another massive sum for neurological research. We have £50,000 to beat and given the extra kilometres and impressive climbs, sponsorship will be copious and encouraging.