This summer, Alain Gordon-Seymour has taken up the challenge of cycling the Tour De France for the Sheffield charity PACT. Here's what Alain has to say:

"With the assistance of my dedicated family, my supportive girlfriend, and fellow cyclists my goal is to ride the 100th Tour de France stage for stage, day for day in 2013. I have started to form an understanding of how deep I will have to dig, and realistically how far within myself I will have to look to complete 3360km in 23 days. The implications of realising a lifelong dream are massive, and in no small way are very intimidating. I have worked exceptionally hard to get to the point where I could even consider undertaking this challenge."

More information about PACT:

PACT (Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia) was founded in 1977 – with a donation of £113 – when eight parents created a support group for families whose children had cancer. PACT started raising funds for a Christmas party and a summer trip for the children. The charity expanded its remit to include children with leukaemia in 1978 and, as funds were secured, services grew to include new ideas like the provision of equipment and facilities for families.

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