Southport College staff cycle to Barcelona to support Claire House.
Following on from the 24 hour Southport to London Charity Cycle Challenge in 2016 both Brian Sheard and Paul Antonio intend to go a step further this year and attempt to cycle from Southport College to Barcelona in Spain.
It is intended to cycle the 1,300 mile route over 14 days with one rest day in the middle. The first three days and 300 miles will incorporate a cycle from Southport, along the border with Wales to Bristol, then the final UK leg to Portsmouth where we will catch an overnight ferry to St Malo in Northern France.
The next 4 days will then consist of approximately 100 miles per day of cycling through central France before reaching our first rest day in Chasseneuil sur Bonnierure, near Limoges. After a well earned day off the next 7 days comprise of an arduous cycle over the Pyrenees Mountains, past Andorra before eventually crossing the border into Northern Spain and entering Barcelona.
The event will take start on Saturday 13th May and we aim to arrive in Barcelona on Friday 26th May. The cycle will be totally self-funded and self-supporting, and we will be carrying all food, water, safety equipment and cycle spares needed for the trip.
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