Moor House parent Peter Irvine and his friend Matthew Kirkby are planning to cycle from Nice in the Côte d'Ázur, South of France, to Oxted in Surrey later this year to raise thousands of pounds for Moor House.
Peter and wife Julia have a daughter Sophie who has attended Moor House since she was eight years old. Peter said: "With the specialist education and support that Moor House provides, Julia and I have marvelled at how Sophie has developed into a bright, articulate, independent teenager, something we never thought possible before she started at Moor House.”
The cycling challenge aims to raise much-needed funds. Peter explains further: “I want to help Moor House to continue to invest and expand in its capabilities to provide specialist education and support for children like Sophie.”
Peter and Matthew, both celebrating their 50th birthdays next year, also want others to join them on their amazing adventure. They have made it easy to take part by dividing the route into four stages, all packaged with accommodation, food and drink during the day, travel and logistics – even bike repair if necessary. The aim is for up to 30 friends and family to take part on each stage.
The tour starts on 13th September 2019, returning to the UK 14 days later, 27th September, and takes in some of the toughest climbs of the Tour de France route. In total the route is 1600km and takes in the wine areas of the Rhône, Jura, Champagne and Kent. Peter and Matthew are both wine enthusiasts too!
For more information, registration, costs and donations please visit www.rfts19.com