First off, I couldn’t have done it without the long rein I was afforded by Trend to see the challenge through, it was a big commitment and I’m lucky to be able to do my own thing, thanks darl. Second, for the support of everyone who sponsored me for Peace Direct, I will have raised £1,000 for the charity that prevents and resolves disputes in conflict areas. That support did mean an awful lot and I can really say that I recounted your names in my mind many times when the going got tough and you made me complete it, so THANK YOU, it really did make the difference!
Lastly to Ian and Julie, the husband and wife owners of Pyrenees Multisport whose superb organisation and dedication to the group made it a fabulous experience for us all. They were always there for us, at the start middle and end of climbs, all with the best humour and professionalism to make us feel great. I’d heartily recommend you visiting their centre and taking the same trip we did, or some other sports-based break!
Altogether an exhilarating trip in a beautifully unspoilt area of France. See the photos sent by PM – careful there’s quite a lot of lycra! http://gallery.me.com/tripyrenees/100181.