Taking part were our charity bike ride veterans Chris Newell, Mark Hendrick, Adrian Howells and Barrie Ross-Dow, who were joined this year by Calvin Bond. The team traversed the Alps into Nice, following the historic Route Napoleon and averaged approx. 85 miles per day. They climbed an impressive total of 7,013 metres, over the four day cycle.
Sadly, early on in the ride Mark Hendrick took a nasty fall at speed resulting in broken ribs and a damaged shoulder which saw him reluctantly have to pull out of the ride, but he continued to support the rest of his teammates.
The team rode in support of various charities including:
Bliss - the leading UK charity raising funds for babies who are born premature and sick. They rely on donations to fund their work, and without our help they won't be able to reach the 90,000 babies needing neonatal care each year.
You can support this charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/christopher-newell-1686844949842
Bowel Cancer UK - in continued support of our Quantuma colleague Greg Carrier who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2021.
You can support this charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/adrian-howells-1687879314181 or here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-hendrick5
DEBRA - supporting those directly affected by, and working with, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a potentially fatal skin condition. DEBRA provides lifelong care and support to the entire EB community.
You can support this charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/barrie-ross-dow-1686928684052
Pancreatic Cancer UK - supporting people with pancreatic cancer. A cancer that takes the lives of over half those affected within three months. Raising money to campaign and fund vital research to transform the future.
You can support this charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/calvin-bond2