Battistinis, The Way Ride 2012 - in aid of Macmillan. . . . . .
Anthony Foy, our very own designer here at the shop has put together this challenge that he is undertaking eth two other friends in just over a month. All we ask is that everyone donates all that they can as it is for a very very very worthwhile cause! Massive thanks!
The Way Ride 2012 - in aid of Macmillan
On 1st April 2012, Darren McDonnell, Dave Blow and Anthony Foy from Christchurch, Dorset UK have joined forces to undertake the huge challenge of off-road cycling the ‘El Camino de Santiago de Compostela’ totalling 1020km in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.
The Way of St James (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela) is an old pilgrimage route which stretches across France and Spain, through the Pyrenees. The guys plan to complete this tough 850km off-road route which passes through mountains, towns and villages by bike in just 9 days and rather than stop within the luxury of hostels they will be sleeping quite literally where they drop.
Once the guys arrive at ‘Santiago de Compostela’ they have decided to continue to ‘Cape Finisterre’ on the Spanish coast, before returning back to ‘Santiago de Compostela’. This will add another 170km and two days to the ride bringing the total distance to 1020km in 11 days and this obviously excludes getting lost!!!!
Why are we undertaking this challenge?
We have each chosen to do this ride for individual reasons alongside trying to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Care who truly deserve all that we can raise.
“Please please please sponsor us by visiting our JustGiving Page or through the link on the 'sponsor us' page. Your money will do so much good for people and families fighting cancer. Make sure that you keep returning to our website and facebook page and help us tro spread the word as we will be updating the site with our preparations prior to the trip and also every day that we can during our challenge. Thank you so much!”
More info about ‘The Way’
For more information on the Way of St James, we recommend watching the movie 'The Way' released in 2010, starring Martin Sheen.
Each 'pilgrim' (person who walks or rides the route) is given a passport which will be stamped at several checkpoints along the way as proof of achieving the pilgrimage.
During the journey, pilgrims leave a stone at the Cruz de Ferro as a symbol of something they wish to leave behind.
The route trail starts at ‘St-Jean-Pied-de-Port’ ends at ‘Santiago de Compostela’, the final resting place of St James.
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