Published:
October 11, 2015
Burnham cyclist raises over £3,000 during Geneva to Nice fundraiser

A Burnham-On-Sea cyclist who pedalled from Geneva to Nice for charity has raised more than £3,000.

Paul Dyer completed the 340 mile route through the Alps by cycling about 85 miles a day as part of a group of 38 people from across the UK, all helping Macmillan Cancer Support.

Paul told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I’ve been totally overwhelmed by the support of my friends, family, customers and even total strangers and after a final count of the money I’m beyond thrilled that I’ve raised £3,088.62 for Macmillan Cancer Support - much more than my original £1,700.00 target."

"The challenge itself was one of the best experiences I’ve had and I made some great new friends along the way."

"It was a very tough challenge, both physically and emotionally, but as a group we helped motivate one another. The long intense hill climbs were tough but we were always met with some stunning views which made the climbs that little bit easier to manage!"

"I can’t wait to do it all over again and I’m already planning my next cycling challenge for Macmillan in September 2017."

Across the 38 riders in the group, a total of over £100,000 was raised for the charity.

"I have only been cycling for about 18 months but used to be a keen footballer and have found that cycling is great for fitness," he added.

Paul completed the cycle in memory of his friend's mother who lost her battle with cancer last year.

The spectacular, yet demanding, cycling challenge saw the cyclists gathering besides the lake of Geneva in Switzerland before setting off on a journey through the Alps to the south of France, rolling over mountain passes and quiet valley roads along the way.

 


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