Thursday, 20 June 2013

An Epic 12 Days but a lot of Thank You's due

On behalf of the three of us I think it's safe to say that the last 12 days has certainly been an epic challenge. We've all definitely had our highs and lows throughout but I can't describe how much of a difference you've all made. Everyone's messages of support and donations throughout got us up those never ending hills when the body wanted to give up, and you all helped us push through those extra hours as we battled through France and Italy. We completed the challenge in 12 days cycling a total of 130 hours, travelling almost 1,500 miles. We were unbelievably lucky throughout, with the weather only 12 punctures and 2 crashes. You've all been incredibly generous with your donations and so far we've raised almost £10,000 for Walking with the Wounded.

However one of the most important thank you's has to go to George who has made this whole challenge possible; by coming to the rescue and stepping up to the job, to support us everyday as we made our way to Rome. Throughout our aches, pains, and down moments George was always there with Michelin star pasta for lunch, and every night the camp site was organised and set up. We definitely couldn't have completed it in the time we did without him.. an absolute hero!

So from the three of us now sat in Rome recovering our legs having cycled our way here and done the tour of the city, you have all been so supportive throughout! AN ENORMOUS Thank You to you all and George for everything!!

Much looking forward to seeing you all over the rest of the Summer!


  1. Hi, I hope you can help. My husband is looking into cycling Rome - worcester in 18 months for charity and I wondered if you would be able to help? Would you have any details of the route you took? Would be great to have details from someone who has done the route! If you can help, please email
    Thanks in advance

  2. Hi, Sounds like an epic challenge, well done lads. Myself (and poss others) are thinking of doing (the opposite route) Rome to Chester next summer. Similarly to Lynsey, it would be great to get some advice from seasoned vets! Cheers, Andy

  3. Hi - firstly well done on what looks like a fantastic ride. My office is planning a similar trip and we support a similar charity too. Would you consider sharing your route with us?

  4. Hi Jason, Andrew and Jo,

    Firstly many apologies to all of you, I have been away from this blog for far too long clearly, so I do apologise to those of you who have already undergone your challenge or are well in to the planning stages. I would be more than happy to help out, if you drop me an email at,uk I can send you the route and any other details that might be of use to you. In due course I will also make sure I put the route up for you to all see whenever you want.

    Many apologies to you all!