40tude's 2019 Cycle Challenge:
La Vuelta a España
25th - 29th September 2019
Well done to our fantastic team of cyclists who have completed our 2019 Cycle Challenge, this year taking on the hills of Andalucía and some of the great Vuelta routes of this region.
Our ride this year comprised greater distances and ascents than on any of 40tude’s previous cycle challenges, both in terms of the total height climbed and the most height climbed in a single day since our records began. Our cyclists rode up to 500km, with combined ascents totalling more than 8100m during just 3½ days in the saddle. The team took on the Pico de Veleta which that goes up through the ski village of Pradollano. At 3,398 (11,148 ft) metres above sea level the Pico de Veleta is Europe’s highest paved road and therefore Europe’s highest cycling climb.
So far our peloton has raised over £50,000 as a result of their efforts. If you would like to show your support for our brilliant team of cyclists there is still time: please click here to donate on our fundraising page for this event at VirginMoneyGiving.com.
If you would be interested in joining us for our fully-guided ride in 2020 please let Kate know so we can be sure to send you all the details as soon as they are confirmed.
40tude's 2018 Cycle Challenge in Sardinia
Congratulations to all those who successfully completed our Sardinia Cycle Challenge. Over three and a half days from Wednesday 26th to Saturday 30th September our amazing peloton of 51 riders, led by our guides from pie cycling events, took on Sardinia’s hills and rural countryside. With over 13% of the island classified as mountainous and almost 70% of it classified as hilly, this lumpy ride was no mean challenge for our cyclists!
We’re delighted that they’ve raised over £67,000 as a result of their efforts - vital funds helping to support pioneering research programmes at St. Mark’s Hospital, targeted at the early diagnosis and tr'eatment of colon cancer. If you would like to show our brilliant team of cyclists your support, there’s still time to sponsor them at: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/40tude2018sardiniacycle/455298 Thank you.
Click here to view our new film of our 2018 Sardinia Cycle Challenge - and share widely! Thank you to Jake Hatt of Free Bird Film for producing this film, showing the fantastic efforts of our 51 riders as they rode from the east side of the island to the west, via Sardinia’s central mountainous region.