Cyclists Raise £130k In Alps Challenge
41 cyclists have just returned home from a 330 mile cycle to raise money for Macmillan Jersey.
It took the team four days to ride through the Alps from Geneva to Nice.
The 34 men and 7 women had spent a year training in preparation for the mountaineous.
The challenge has grown in popularity since it launched in 2014.
23 cyclists took part then, and 30 set off on the second adventure in 2016.
Those two missions generated £202,000 for the cancer support charity.
CEO Lauren Perchard-Rees says this year was the best yet;
“We’ve raised…at last total it was over £130,000, but also a commitment from somebody to donate £20,000 over the next five years so that amount of money would cover the operating costs for six months and equates to 2,000 support sessions for people in Jersey living with cancer.”
Just back from most amazing cycle challenge for @Macmillanjersey. Geneva to Nice, 350 miles through the alps over 4 days. The memories of climbing steep mountains, descending at high speed and the kindness, humour and friendship shared will last a lifetime. Over £130k raised! pic.twitter.com/jys6O8EZ7p
— Lauren Perchard-Rees (@LaurenPerchard) June 18, 2018