Managing to persuade eight of his friends to join him in this challenge, including his 11 year old son for part of the ride, the fearless team of nine took on the challenge of riding 1,000 miles from Tunbridge Wells to Girona, Spain. The ride equated to a total 80 hours of riding with a total elevation climb of nearly twice that of Mt Everest!
The fundraising bike raised funds to be spilt across 3 very well deserving charities;
The group managed to raise a whopping £27,500 with £8,750 being donated to The Hair & Beauty Charity.
Toby explains “I lost my uncle to pancreatic cancer at the age of 60 just over a year ago. We talked many times of doing epic bike rides together and one of the destinations we discussed was Barcelona – in his will, he donated me his bike and I thought it fitting that I should take the bike he lovingly put together on one of these epic rides.”
“The Hair and Beauty Charity also held its annual fundraising cycling event in Girona (Near Barcelona) from September 22nd-26th, I attended this event for the last 200 miles of the 1,000 that I cycled. My uncle believed for years that the Hair & Beauty Charity’s cause is essential to our industry. They’ve looked after several team members of The Chapel’s and we wanted to return the love.”