On 7th June, Arctic One founder and trustee Matt Kirby and friend, Fred Baxter started cycling from Central London to the top of the famous French climb, Alpe d’ Heuz, which will be a total of 808km.
They left the Tower of London and rode to Newhaven to catch the ferry to Dieppe. From there they are cycling through France via Troyes, Dijon and Grenoble to reach the foot of Alpe d’ Heuz. The climb itself is 13km long with 1100m of ascent, with 21 hairpin bends to the summit.
They are raising funds for The Arctic One Foundation and The Douglas Bader Foundation. As the ride is self funded, 100% of the donation will go to the two charities’ grant systems, therefore every pound makes a huge difference.
If you would like to sponsor them you can do so here.
The ride will be part of Arctic One’s Summer of Sport Campaign, which runs from 28th May to 2nd September 2018 but you can sign up at anytime in this period! To take part the cost is £10 and we will provide a bespoke Arctic One medal to all those that complete their challenge which can be one of the following:
1. Complete 100 hours of sporting activity (This can be any sport, activity or combination – you just record the time)
2. Run or walk 200km
3. Cycle 1000km
4. Swim 50km
5. Undertake a fundraising challenge for Arctic One to help us raise our target of £15000
6. Take part in 2 Arctic One Events this Summer (28th May – Festival, 28th July – Festival, 27th August Chiltern Swim-Run, 2nd September – Junior Para Tri.
If anyone completes three of the above we will provide you with some Arctic One clothing. All you will need to do is pay your £10 and record your activity. We will provide regular updates and a few spot prizes.
This is open to absolutely anyone and please message us or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and please tell your friends about it.