cyclist raises over £3,000 during Geneva to Nice fundraiser
Burnham-On-Sea cyclist who pedalled from Geneva to Nice for charity
has raised more than £3,000.
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: "Ive been totally overwhelmed
by the support of my friends, family, customers and even total
strangers and after a final count of the money Im beyond
thrilled that Ive 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 Ive
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!"
cant wait to do it all over again and Im 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.
have only been cycling for about 18 months but used to be a keen
footballer and have found that cycling is great for fitness,"
completed the cycle in memory of his friend's mother who lost
her battle with cancer last year.
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.