The STRIVE Challenge 2018

15.09.18: Arrival day

Suzie, me and Nicholas preparing for our lap of the Monaco Grand Prix Circuit

16.09:18: Day 1: Monaco — Auron

Monaco sunrise from the Fairmont Hotel
The responsiblity was on me: I persuaded Suzie to come along
Pretending to look like a real cyclist
View from the top of the first climb out of Monaco
Incredible hill-top villages in rural France
A relentless gentle incline into the Alps
Day 1 finish line: Nicole, Suzie and me

17.09.18: Day 2: Auron — Barcelonette

With Kristy
Richard Branson powering up the climbs — miles ahead of me
The road we travelled
With Nicole, fantastic cycling coach

18.09.18: Day 3: Barcelonette — Guillestre

Conversation with Natalie
The joyous summit of Col de Vars

19.09.18: Day 4: Guilestre — Valmenier

The beginning of day 4, with Sam, Rory and Karl (on the left)
Cycling with Susie Ma, skincare entrepreneur
Gorgeous views between Col du Lautaret and Col du Galibier
At the summit of Col du Galibier

20.09.18: Day 5: Valmenier — Tignes

The start of day 5, in the company of Suzie, Marion, Jen, Felix and co
With fellow yellow-jersey wearer Sarina from Big Change and Jen Lexmond, founder of EasyPeasy
Pretending to belong to the fast group
Just before breaking point. Suzie was gracious enough to slow down for me
Cycling above Val D’Isere
Cycling down through Val D’Isere, along ski runs. And Sarina discovered donkeys like crisps
Tignes Reservoir
The finish line. Suzie and me together.
The medal is suitably weighty.

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Systems Architect and Software Engineering Manager at Bloomberg in London. Passions: photos, music, space, tech, travel, philanthropy & STEM. Opinions my own.

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