The epic Pessac – La Réserve stage

The longest stage of the Tour de siblu took place on the 7th of August. On that day 23 brave cyclists pedaled the 120km that link the head offices in Pessac to La Réserve. Amongst them was Chris Dunscombe of course, accompanied by his 14 year old son, Karim Belahmadi, the General Manager of La Réserve and Leslie Hurst, our CEO. (Read his interview here).

We must admit we were quite unlucky on the day: the van that was meant to carry the bikes got a flat tire, it poured with rain all day, and we even had a few falls. But everyone kept high spirits nevertheless and the day was a real success.
Indeed, even before the start of the day Karim had already raised over 1000€ in sponsorship.
And with the events organized by the La Réserve team (a charity fair, a pool party, a tombola…) and the cake stall that the Pessac team baked for, the final result amounted to 3500€ for that stage.

And the day finished on a very positive note when the cyclists rode in, greeted by the Dr Arnal, president of the Landes regional comitee of La Ligue contre le cancer. The campsite’s restaurant, l’Oustaou, had prepared a giant paëlla for the occasion.

Many thanks and especially : congratulations to all the participants of this stage of the Tour.

 

 

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