The warm-up event was Ride London-Essex 100 in May (yes, warm up!), before taking on the 300km Dragon Ride in June. The grand finale was the world famous L’Etape du Tour de France on Sunday 10th July which covers the same course as stage 12 of the Tour de France. The punishing route involves a total altitude gain of 4,700 metres – over half the height of Mount Everest.
Why, you may I ask? We’ll let Iain tell you…
I took on these three cycling challenges for my amazing daughter, Isabelle, who has been diagnosed with an extremely rare mutation of her DNM1 gene, which is the cause of her drug resistant epilepsy. I understand how difficult epilepsy is to live with and how scary it can be due to its unpredictable nature. I also wanted to raise awareness of epilepsy and the fantastic work Epilepsy Research UK do in enabling life changing research.
You can still support Iain’s phenomenal efforts here.