A message from Dom and Matt:
“We are joining five nervous men and taking on the French Alps in September this year. The challenge is to commemorate the loss of a friend, Simon Cupitt to Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in January 2013. Simon was a very keen athlete, in-particular a kayak instructor in the French Alps and a very good cyclist having completed the Etap du Tour (a monstrous pro-like tour).
The Challenge takes in five of the main Col’s seen in the Tour du France, the Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, La Croix de Fer and Alpe D’Huez followed by ‘The Beast of Provence’ Mont Ventoux. All in all this is over 10,000 meters of climbing. All riders will be self funding and all donations will be given to the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA).
MNDA are an amazing organisation with regular news updates on the battle against MND http://www.mndassociation.org.
Matt and I will be training regularly to toughen us up for the 4 days sat in our saddles and for the accumulative effect of riding consecutive days. The training should help improve, heart rate, power output, pedal stroke efficiency, leg dominance and cadence not to mention our ability to fit in lycra.
Should you have any questions please contact me (Dom) or Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will keep you posted regarding our MNDA challenge in our newsletters
We would like to thank everybody who has offered support so far. If you would like to sponsor/donate please do so at http://www.justgiving.com/FiveAlpsforSimon.”