SOUTH AFRICA 2019

Our teams of volunteers have now started work in South africa

 
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Meriteng Camp Medical Centre

A fantastic week by the the team from Liberty part of the ForViva team. They transformed 2 green metal containers welded together into the most incredible medical centre. Everybody should be so proud for this to reduce the health risks in the Meriteng Camp. Thank you Colette for the vision and compassion. Onwards to week 2 with the eye test program!

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Trans Alp Challenge 2019 Day 3

With the temperature being 26c at nearly 10am and owing to the previous 2 gruelling days where descents have been skipped due to the lateness of the finish (8pm). The decision was made to allow the guys to rest up a bit with an easier route to Col du Galibier (2642m), with the decent to Valloire (1922m) afterwards. During the decent the heavens opened, this provided an opportunity to rest and maintain the equipment.

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Trans Alp Challenge 2019 Day 4

The day started with a 2 hour journey to La Bourg-d’Osains. Today’s challenge started a few kilometres away from the base of Alpe d’Huez (Alt. 1815m). With a staggering 21 hairpins and with the temperature in the high 30s the guys had a tough task ahead of them which they passed with flying colours. They even stopped to fix a flat tyre of a fellow cyclist. Their reward was the descent back to the base Aple d’Huez then a very late lunch. Well done guys! Onto Ventoux!

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Trans Alp Challenge 2019 Day 5

Little cycling challenge today but big preparation for the final day of Les Alps challenge. Starting with a 4 hour drive to Bédoin. The rest of the day was spent restocking supplies and maintaining equipment (both bikes and support car needed some tlc after a tough week) as well as physically and mentally preparing for the last peak. An early start tomorrow morning awaits to avoid the intense heat of the afternoon.

A fantastic effort from Tim and John!

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Trans Alp Challenge 2019 Day 6

A tough start today with a defective tyre on one of the bikes that appeared overnight! After 2 hours of trying to fix the problem it became apparent a professional was needed. Thankfully the rain and thunder had passed when the bike shop opened. A later start than was planned but on the guys went to tackle their final challenge of a 20km route to Mont Ventoux (Alt. 1912m). Starting on the main road then bending up towards the peak, plenty of trees en route providing cover but not much air to cool off the near 30c heat before 10am. The road became more open in the last 6km with some spectacular views of the surrounding areas . A big sincere well done to Tim and John, we appreciate everything you and your supporters have done for us here at the Footprints Foundation.

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THE WAY OF ST JAMES CYCLE RIDE – AUGUST 2016

To raise money for Footprints, John Workman and Tim Williams from BPE Solicitors in Cheltenham have taken on the leg numbing challenge of riding from Le Puy de Dôme in the Massif Central, across South West France to the foothills and over the Pyrenees, down the other side and then back up to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The route tracks the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago… the way of St. James. 1000 miles and four mountain ranges, in 12 days!


Huge thanks to both of them for their fantastic achievement.

Here they are making their way...