Paul Beven (Healix Director) and Jane Kennet (Healix IT) have both volunteered for this extreme challenge which is being organised by the British Heart Foundation to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Setting off from the shadows of Big Ben in the heart of London on 2nd September, they will head for Portsmouth where they will board the overnight ferry to France. They will then continue through the Normandy and Loire regions via Le Mans and Cognac. Heading towards the coast the ride reaches Biarritz where they will enjoy their first rest day. From here the route follows the coastline and leaves France behind crossing the border into rural Spain where the terrain is hillier and consequently the cycling is more challenging.
The journey continues in the direction of Madrid and then south through the Castilla-La Mancha region with its stunning rolling landscape. From here, the goal is to reach the historic town of Cordoba where they will be able to enjoy a well deserved second rest day. The final phase of the challenge passes through beautiful Andalusia before finally reaching the finish line at the Rock of Gibraltar - the crown property of the UK and a fitting end to what promises to be an extraordinary journey.
The British Heart Foundation save lives every day through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients.
If you would like to help us reach our goal of raising £12,000 for the British Heart Foundation, please click on the link below to sponsor us. All contributions of any size will be very gratefully received. You can also keep up-todate with our training and the actual event through our blog.