Many of you will already know about our longstanding relationship with the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), firstly at Headley Court and now at their state-of-the-art facility, Stanford Hall in Loughborough.
They are a volunteer led charity that provides funding to support serving military patients “Helping those who serve their country” being their tag line. They rely heavily on donations and fund-raising activities and this year a group of cyclists will be taking on “Peddle to the Principality”
On 1st April (a date that seems apt) Adrian will be joining the team from the DMRC to attempt the Peddle to the Principality challenge, a cycle from Loughborough to Monaco. This will be by far the hardest challenge he will have taken on and it will involve cycling a total distance of 1,500 kms with hill climbs totalling 14,000 meters, all in 9 days. Adrian has been training 5 to 6 days a week for the last few months and is feeling fit and strong enough for the challenge, he is just hoping his knees hold out.
The route will start at Stanford Hall (Loughborough) and on day 2 they will be cycling through Reigate, stopping at the brewery for some light refreshment and then carrying on to Newhaven. Day 3 starts in Dieppe and from there they head past the east of Paris and down through the centre of France towards Lyon. From Lyon they pass through Grenoble and then into the Alps and over quite a few Cols. Once through the Alps it is flat all the way to Monaco and a well-earned rest.
For more details and to support Adrian and the DMRC visit https://dmrcbenfund-cycling.org/adrian-rothera/