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Rory Hoddell

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 September I will be joining a great group of people making our way through the French Alps on a bike (with no electricity). I have been on a road bike twice so one would say I am little fresh behind the ears!! The cause however will get me over the line in Tignes - Big Change is a fantastic organisation helping the lives of the next generations, and with your support I can replace the electric power with some will power. All and any support is greatly appreciated and will get me up those mountains - I have bolded some words in the route description below to highlight the task ahead! They say once you get on a road bike you will never get off - but we shall see about that![/p][p][b]Distance[/b]: 110km per day // [b]Ascent[/b]: 2,100m per day - from [b]Monaco[/b] to [b]Tignes[/b].[/p][p]Cycling through the Southern Alps means [b]climbing[/b]! Over this 5 day stage we will tackle plenty of iconic Tour de France climbs (including Cime de la Bonnette, the Col D’Izoard, Col du Vars and possibly the most famous [b]climb[/b] of all, the Col du Galibier). Whilst the distances aren’t huge, this stage will present a [b]wonderful test [/b]to any cyclist.[/p][p]This really will be multi-day cycling at its very best and may just be the closest thing to riding in a [b]Grand Tour[/b] as you will ever get. Think Pelotons and branded support cars, but throw in coffee stops and amazing lunches on the road too. Alpine cycling heaven…[/p]

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Bravo Rory, what a fantastic amount you have raised for a wonderful cause. Love Pidge and Ben, George and Jonah, Ned and Lara xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Thank you for looking after me on Strive. Well done, so blooming impressed!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Great Effort R1

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid


Bellie x

Roz you did it! Absolutely amazing.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Rob Wilhelmsson

Good work Rory!




Thought I’d wait until you completed it... huge congrats rozzer

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Am exhausted just looking at your photos, well done Rory! X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Get on bro, nearly finished



Fiona Waller

You’re making any of us who ever trained for a strive event look bad! Amazing - you’re smashing those mountains! X

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Arnaud x

Legend! Keep it up x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid