When the 17 cyclists from this year’s A4D Cycle Challenge – The Vuelta De Los Pyrenees – met at Barcelona airport in August, it was the beginning of a fantastic journey that raised enough money to support over 150 children with essential medication for a year.
The cyclists, of mixed age and mixed ability, were united by a shared ambition: to get to the top of the cols and raise money for A4D.
And as a team, they managed to do both.
James Miles-Lambert came top, with $11,491 raised. This is a huge contribution and sets the bar high for next year’s A4D Cycle Challenge. A big thank you to James and all of those who supported him across the Pyrenees.
This was followed by Justin Pateman, who was epic in his riding and fundraising, getting over the $6000 mark. Justin was relatively new to the world road cycling but ingratiated himself well on the Cols and we look forward to seeing him back next year, hopefully with a lighter bike.
Bernd Lepper, who has been a great supporter of A4D over the years, raised over $3,500. Big thank you, yet again, for his support.
A special mention goes to Brad and Bjørg Sherman, for whom the A4D Cycle Challenge was their first time fundraising for us. They raised over $2400 and we really hope to see them again on next year’s challenge!
A big thanks to Sarah Fulford, for her donation and to Andy Penn, who organised the auctioning off of Type 1 Diabetes management equipment in the UK to supplement what he had already raised.
Credit to Mich of www.michadventures.com for the photos in this post. Check her Instagram michadventures for more great pics!
Thanks to everyone who came on the ride for your fundraising efforts! It would not be possible without your support!