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