In June 2010, four riders cycled for 8 days on 3 speed 1930s replica bikes from London, across northern France and onto Morzine in the French Alps, a journey of 800 miles. In doing so they raised £50,000 for the Lavender Trust, a charity set up for the support of women affected by breast cancer.
This unique fundraising event was hugely successful and the Lavender Trust and Breast Cancer Care were thrilled with both the amount raised and the exposure that it brought to such an important charity. For this reason the four riders have decided to take on this physical challenge again, only this time they will cycle an even harder route.
On Saturday 26th May 2012, these intrepid riders will set off from Barcelona in Spain and pedal their bicycles 800 miles over the Pyrenees, traversing southern France to the Alpine town of Morzine Avoriaz. They hope to achieve this arduous journey in just 8 days.
They will be riding unsupported on Pashley Clubman vintage style 3 speed bicycles, dressed in replica vintage cycling clothing, carrying only a small saddle bag with one change of clothes, spare parts for the bike and maps. Reminiscent of a scene from an old Tour De France they will cycle along roads and pass over many mountains made famous by the world’s toughest cycle race.
Once again, the Angel Ride will be raising money for the Lavender Trust which benefits young women who become diagnosed with breast cancer. The riders will be pedalling in memory of Heidi Beer who lost her life to breast cancer at the age of 29.
Filmed and edited by stewart monk | reelfunmedia.com
Graphics | alex crotty | aalxdesigns.com
2nd camera + Photography | neil sharp | sharpography.co.uk
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