Rome to Home, 1400 miles, 18 days!
Ian, Tom and Tom are planning to cycle 1400 miles from Rome to London the direct way i.e. over the Alps and not round them, with the aim of raising as much money for the Depression Alliance as possible. This is not the 1st bike trip that that have done, last summer they cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats - but they wanted to go bigger and better this year. They have set themselves an aggressive target of 18 days, meaning they are going to have to put in some serious miles each day, come rain or shine.
To help them in preparation for this ride, we took Ian out on a tour of the Cotswolds showing him some of our favourite routes and hill climbs :0) We even had time to stop and refill our Rapha Bidons with fresh water from the spring in Calmsden ( http://bit.ly/aQX7nJ)
If you would like to support the boys on this huge challenge or would like to follow their progress, please visit their blog at http://rometohome.posterous.com/ or visit their donation page at http://www.justgiving.com/rometohome2010