Prova is proud to sponsor a British amateur cycling enthusiast in his quest to complete the Tour de France.
Nick Adlington, from Brentford, will be riding the Tour de France route to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Nick, who lost his nephew and godson, Barney, to the terrible disease in 2005, is hoping to raise £10,000 for the foundation.
The Meningitis Research Foundation funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and to improve survival rates and outcomes. The Foundation promotes education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and gives support to people affected.
Nick began his arduous on 27th July in Nice and will end his trip 23 days later on the hallowed tarmac of the Champs Élysées, Paris. He will cover the same distance as the professional cyclists in the same number of total days, although he will miss out the beginning stages in Corsica and make up the distance during the transfers. He will visit The Pyrenees, The Alps, Provence, the flats of Normandy, Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux and Col de la Madeleine on his journey, totalling 2,116 miles.
We here at Prova wish him luck with his journey.
For more information and to keep up to date with Nick’s journey visit: www.a-tdf.org
Also if you’d like to donate to this worthy cause visit: http://www.justgiving.com/amateurtourdefrance