Oswestrians cycle 500km for Cure Leukaemia
Alistair Moss (Sixth Form) and Old Oswestrian Will Gough (2012-18) took part in the 500km London 2 Paris: Inspiring The Revolution cycle ride that happened in September. Their target to raise was £2,400 and so far the pair have surpassed this raising £2,624.
Alistair and Will started their challenge at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park in London and from there spent 4 days making their way to the finish point at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. With four different speed groups all levels of cyclist could participate - from beginners, to those who wanted thrilling time trials and challenging climbs.
Having cycled to Folkestone on the first leg the boys boarded the Eurotunnel and headed to Calais having cycled an impressive 126km with a total climb of 1177m. After breakfast they got back on their bikes and headed out travelling through the Somme region and the hills of Northern France. On the third day Alistair and Will experienced a time trial section and a timed hill climb that tested their competitive nature and riding ability before spending the night in Beauvais.
On the last day all riders came together and rode as one huge peloton into Paris. Arriving in the city with motorcycle outriders Alistair and Will travelled up the cobbles to the Arc de Triomphe and then finished in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
Alistair said, “The ride was an amazing experience and one I would definitely do again next year. Cycling is a real passion of mine so to combine raising money for the Cure Lukaemia charity along with four days of travelling across some beautiful and challenging countryside was really unforgettable."