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Martine's 550-mile Cycle Challenge

In  September 2016, Martine, Congo Action chairperson, embarked on a 550 miles  cycle ride across Western France, to raise money for Our Kavumba primary  school in the DRC.  Martine sums up her experience as follows:
The cycling challenge was 11 days of  cycling from Bordeaux to the heart of Brittany, doing an average of 50  to 55 miles a day. This was the first time that I undertook such a long  cycling ride, very much inspired by the thought of our school in the D R  C, needing improvements. The cycling was made much tougher by the fact  that we had to carry all our camping equipment, and bikes often felt  overloaded. (see the picture for yourself).... We cycled along tranquil  roads, rather flat to start with. But the going got more difficult as we  arrived into the Vendee, and were hit by gusts of winds and torrential  rains, and what felt like endless search for a campsite! The weather  improved as we got into Brittany, but not the hills, which felt endless  and very trying ! The great camaraderie and support from the group kept  me going, in spite of legs often feeling like lead. I was determined to  complete the challenge in good time, and to achieve what I had set out  to do: we arrived in "Gouarec", central Brittany, with weary legs but  smiling faces!
 
Throughout  the whole of this challenge, I was greatly encouraged by the generous  donations made to Congo Action, and the thought of  the great benefits  that this will bring to the school.
 
Many heartfelt thanks to all for your support!
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