Tour de Charlie '17- Hemel to Amsterdam December 22, 2018 21:00
Following 2015's epic cycle ride from Paris to Hemel Hempstead, our team of 16 intrepid cyclists, 'Charlie's Heroes', are set to conquer Europe over a four day cycling challenge from London to Amsterdam. This year our team of Heroes are hoping to top the Paris to Hemel fundraising total of £10 000 by setting themselves 300 gruelling miles of cycling. Meaning they cover an incredible 300 miles over the four day trip across four different countries (England, France, Belgium and Holland).
This year's Heroes are; Jason Fidler, Chris Fidler, Kyle McClelland, David Hawes, Ian Kemp, Simon Stockley, Dilip Thakrar, Raj Thakrar, Richard Metcalfe, Carl Ellis, Chris Wootton, Martyn Pearce, Vincent Hancock, Ben Nixon, Paul Thorpe and Nick Ham.
(Day 1) Wednesday 21st June London-Calais
Pedalling off from Blackheath in London, Charlie's Heroes will make their way 80 miles down through the English countryside (which is anything but rolling!), to the Dover ferry port, before catching a late evening ferry to Calais, ready to begin Day 2 of cycling.
(Day 2) Thursday 22nd June Calais-Bruges
On French soil, today our cyclists will embark on 72 Miles of winding French country lanes, over peaks and troughs, en-route to the Belgian border.
(Day 3) Friday 23rd June Bruges-Brielle
Up bright and early, the team will begin Day 3, cycling 80miles through rural Belgium. Today will see the cyclists negotiating challenging farmland, avoiding the Tractors and farm traffic they will meet on their way! By late evening the team will reach their stop-off for the night in Brielle, Netherlands.
(Day 4) Brielle-Amsterdam
Hoping the weather conditions are kind for their final day of cycling, our cyclists will tackle the final 60 Miles of their European cycling challenge, through Holland's notoriously windy countryside. Saddle-sore and weary our cyclists should reach their Amsterdam city centre destination by early evening. With 300 miles, and 4 countries under their belts, our Heroes will be ready to put their feet up and enjoy a nice, cold Dutch beer (or two!)
Good luck guys!!