Paris to Geneva, by bike

  John at the end of the ride, in front of Lake Geneva

 

John at the end of the ride, in front of Lake Geneva

Last week Linkam’s technical support guru John Hart, accompanied by his sister and father — former Olympic rowers Sarah Winckless and Mike Hart (yes, that’s right two Olympians in the family!), cycled 348 miles from Paris to Geneva to raise money for the Scottish Huntington’s Association, which operates specialist support services for people living with Huntington’s disease. They cycled for 6-7 hours per day, and climbed a total of 18,500 feet. 

This is a cause close to their hearts, and so far their efforts have raised an incredible £4,125, all of which will go directly to the charity. The journey began in 2012 with a cycle from London to Paris, also to raise money for Huntington’s. Last week’s stretch from Paris to Geneva saw them tackling more challenging terrain, with some tough mountain climbs, and our congratulations go out to them all.

The ride

Day 1 – Paris to Sens (84 miles)
Day 2 – Sens to Semur-en-Auxois (85 miles)
Day 3 – Semur-en-Auxois to Lons-le-Saunier (101 miles)
Day 4 – Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva (77 miles)

You can show your support here.

By Frances Coles 

  Sarah, John and Mike at the highest point of the ride, just before their descent into Geneva

 

Sarah, John and Mike at the highest point of the ride, just before their descent into Geneva