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
– €2310 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 €3500 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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