Kent Blaxill managers to tackle Alpine cycling challenge
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Four senior managers at Colchester-based building supplies company Kent Blaxill are taking part in a gruelling 450-mile charity cycle over the Alps which takes in some of the iconic Tour de France climbs.
Simon Blaxill, James Park, Kevin Pryke and Julian Wood will be raising money for the Robert George Foundation, and already have more than £3,000 pledged.
Thirty teams are taking part in the relay event, from September 17 to 19, organised by Challenge Adventure Charities. Climbs include the 21km Chamrousse and the 14km Alp d’Huez, which provided the finish for the penultimate day of this year’s Tour de France.
Simon Blaxill, managing director at Kent Blaxill, said: “There are not many sufficiently steep hills to train on round Colchester so I have spent a lot of time going up and down Glen Avenue, which is nearly the gradient of some hills we are tackling – just 10 miles shorter.”
To sponsor the team, visit www.justgiving.com/simonblaxill/ .