Chris has done it!

 

The Ardèchoise is not a race but an endurance ride for cyclists over a period of 4 days. The route is through the diverse and beautiful Ardèche countryside, but I doubt Chris had much chance to view the scenery. Over the four days he:

 

  • cycled 630 kms

  • climbed 10851 metres

  • spent 29 hours in the saddle

  • burned 24,200 calories

  • averaged a speed of 21.8kph

No wonder he said on arrival at the finishing line that it was exhausting but also exhilarating and a fantastic experience.

 

As a result, Chris is continuing to raise significant funds for CSF, his Alvarum website has now reached almost €1300. If you would like to support Chris and his amazing effort for CSF - and the Paris to Pyrénées challenge is yet to come - then do consider sponsoring him here:

 

http://www.alvarum.com/chrisdowd

 

And very many thanks, Chris from all at CSF!!

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