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Ned Sangster

Virgin Strive Challenge 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 16th of September, I will be embarking upon a 600 km bike ride beginning at the famous Casino corner of the Monaco Grand Prix and finishing in the French Alps in Tignes, after a gruelling five day climb along some of the most famous stages of the Tour de France. This is all in aid of an incredible charity called Big Change which is an amazing British organisation that finds, funds and supports new ideas and projects capable of driving positive system change for young people. The last cycle challenge that I completed seems like a drop in the ocean compared to this trip; having never attempted anything quite like this, I would be humbled by your support![/p][p][b][u]The Trip[/u][/b][/p][p]Day 1: Begins with a 120km cycle from Monaco, along the French Riviera and then into the alps finishing in the small town of Auron.[/p][p]Day 2: The second day will ask some big questions, and require me digging deep as we go from Auron to Barcelonette. Along the route is the Col D’Allos which is the highest road pass in Europe, it will take us an hour and a half and a few tubs of vaseline to climb just 18km. The combination of incredibly steep mountains and the 2,900m altitude means that progress will be painful and slow, however with the arduous training that I have put myself through I should be fully prepared![/p][p]Day 3: Is another up and down day, however, the incredible scenery should help distract me from breaking through pain barriers. We will cycle over the Col de Vars which is where the Tour de France is usually won or lost due to the nature of this intense climb. A combination of being over half way and having completed one of the sports most famous climbs will be incredibly satisfying as the finish line comes into sight.[/p][p]Day 4: This is another Tour de France classic in the Col du Galibier, the descent from which should definitely get my adrenaline going as it infamously steep and windy. Having completed just under 500km and just one last push remaining the finish line becomes within reaching distance! [/p][p]Day 5. The final day and one last big challenge to overcome! At 2,800m the Col de L’Iseran is the second highest road pass in Europe and comes towards the end of a tough 112km ride to finish the challenge. The small town of Tignes is sure to be a welcome sight after an exhausting five days![/p][p]Thank you![/p][p][br][/p]

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Top work Sangmeister Gen!

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Alice Burridge

Well done Neddy!

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Well done. Fantastic achievement

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Johnnie B

I like a man who hits his targets. Johnnie B

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Congrats Neduardo! 560km further than i thought!

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Rose xx

You are AMAZING !! Well done Ned you superstar!! Xxx

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Well done Ned. Will have to race around Richmond Park one day soon...


Ed Sackville

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