Hands up all all those who were not convinced that Nigel Murray of Trilantic would manage the 350 miles from the Normandy Beaches to Paris. On a bicycle. In six days. Here is the photograph to prove you wrong.
Back in January, I wrote rather cynically that “I did once see him run, but that was across a pavement to a cab in the rain, so barely counts as an exception to the general rule”, the general rule involving good food, beer and cigarettes. I did not doubt he would do it, though.
The cause was Help for Heroes which supports wounded servicemen. Nigel raised £5,727.87 for this good cause. The event overall has apparently raised over one million pounds.
Nigel kept a record of each day’s events, covering both the cycling and the interesting – and, I suspect, rather emotive – stops which were made at places of significance. His donations page remains open for those who want to help him get past the £6,000 mark.
Well done, Nigel.