Cycling from Ireland to Puglia: Update

Remember Rachel McCormack & partner Giovanni who are cycling from Ireland to Puglia for the Irish Cancer Society? They are following a sightly more easterly route than me but it is interesting to see that they used the Saint Gotthard pass to cross the Alps – see the picture (more of them on Facebook). Rachel has sent an update;
Here are some quick facts about how our fund raising mountain bike adventure is going:
– 26 days since we left Dublin
– 8 countries we’ve cycled in: Ireland, Wales, England, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy
– 2143.35km covered so far
– 8hrs 19mins 27sec: longest time spent cycling in one day
– 134hrs 02mins 26sec spent in the saddle over last 26 days
– 6360ft/2090m above sea level: highest level we’ve had to overcome literally which involved
– 3.5hrs of continuous uphill cycling over St Gotthard Pass in the Alps
– countless lattes, cups of tea, bratwursts, doner kebabs and chocolate consumed over last 25 days
– 14 stages left until we reach our destination of Maglie in the very south of Italy
-approx 1,400km still to cycle
but most importantly
– โ‚ฌ2310 raised for Cancer Research so a big thank you to all of you who have sponsored us and if you would like to help us reach our target of โ‚ฌ3500 for this fantastic cause
you can donate quickly and safely online
Thanks for reading this message and wish us luck!
Rachel and Giovanni
I’m very jealous!

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