Cyan Groups Managing Director Graeme Smith has completed the Raid Pyrenean in 99hours 30 mins!
Pushing himself to the absolute limits in a ride that took him over 35,000 ft of climbing (higher than Mt Everest!!) from Hendaye on the French/Spanish border on the Atlantic coast to Cerbere on the French/Spanish border on the Mediterranean coast - across the entire length of the Pyrenees.
The route of The Raid Pyrenean consists of cycling 720km over 18 categorised Tour De France mountains, and the whole course must be completed in under 100 hours. The Raid is one of the hardest cycling routes out there, and it traverses famous Pyrenean peaks such as the Col D’Aubisque, the Col du Tourmalet, the Col D’Aspin, the Col De Portet D’Aspet, and the Col de Peyresourde.
Throughout the challenge Graeme managed to keep the office updated daily with his progress (including the much awaited pictures!!) which included a run in with a diesel spill which left him nursing not only sore muscles but also cuts and scrapes to add to the challenge.
Graeme was raising money for his fathers cancer charity Christies hospital and on behalf of Graeme and us all at Cyan Group - thank you very much to all who sponsored Graeme - your support was much appreciated and much needed during some very tiring moments.
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