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“I would like to wish the Tour De Pudsey riders all the best and encourage everyone to get behind them and support them in any way they can.” said Jonny 

 

Tour de France for Tour de Pudsey. 

Inspired by watching the Tour de France, three friends and colleagues - Jonny Whitehead, Steve Crowther and Tim Backhouse - set about climbing the most gruelling part of the Tour de France, Alpe D’Huez.  To show their support for the Tour de Pudsey riders they set themselves a fundraising target of £1,500. They ended up raising £4,097 for BBC Children in Need!

“After a 10 hour car journey, we finally arrived in France having driven 735 miles through the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The following day we cycled up Alpe D'Huez, 14 km of climbing, 21 hairpin bends at an average 8.1% incline. It was torturous! But we did it in one and it did feel good. We not only got a sense of personal achievement, we did it as a team staying together all the way up. We also appreciated the masses of support from colleagues and family at home, it was simply one of the best experiences of our lives, but also very challenging." said Jonny. 

Some things that Jonny, Steve and Tim learnt:
• They should have all trained more

• Sun cream is a necessity

• But above all it feels good to do something worthwhile/challenging, for a good cause with your mates.

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Hour car journey

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21

Hairpin bends

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£4,097

Raised for BBC Children in Need

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Best friends