Our very own endurance cyclist, Steve Piper, who doubles up as our COO, is taking part in the Mont Ventoux Challenge in France.
Entering as part of a team of 4, and sponsored by iMeta, Steve will ride in relay over 4 days from Ouistreham to the top of Mont Ventoux, totalling 620 miles!
Taking part in this challenge is no mean feat, and Steve and the team have been training hard to build their fitness for this tough challenge.
The team is also raising funds for a local charity, The Society of St James – Hampshire’s leading homeless charity which helps vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, problems with alcohol and substance use and other complex needs to change their lives.
Please support the team and give what you can – even a small amount can make such a big difference. Click here to the JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-piper3
Mont Ventoux Challenge Course
This gruelling course consists of 4 legs:
Wednesday 2 October: Ouistrehm – Orleans (190 miles)
Starting from the Port, through the Normandy countryside and stopping just South of Orleans
Thursday 3 October: Orleans – Macon (210 miles)
South along the Loire valley, over the Charolais hills to Macon and the Rhone valley.
Friday 4 October: Macon – Vaison- la-Romaine (200 miles)
Around Lyon, heading due south along the Rhone valley to Vaison-la-Romaine, in the shadow of Mont Ventoux.
Saturday 5 October: the ascent of Mont Ventoux!
Through Malaucene to the top of Mont Ventoux – just 18 miles but average gradient of 7.15% and max gradient of 10.9%.
Keep an eye on updates from the JustGiving website https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-piper3
Good luck Steve and the Team!