The Ferblanc Foundation was set up by Henry Raker who broke his neck in his teens and was extremely lucky that he didn’t suffer paralysis due to the spinal cord injury. Since then his dedication to the cause has been truly inspiring. As a group of spirited peddlers (25 of us) we have an ambition to raise £100,000 through this tour in September.
Jonathan enjoys getting out on his bike, although it is usually to the local cafe for cake! However, this September he will be pedalling 515 kilometres over four days from Geneva to Champagne! Don’t let the destination fool you, as a teetotaller, he says there is no joy/motivation to end up at the home of this well-known bubbly!
The course comprises of a wide range of big hills, little hills; highlands, lowlands and farmlands as we cross the Alps, Jura, Burgandy and finally into Champagne.
The event is the penultimate leg of Ferblanc’s 15 year, 4,000km SLOW Tour de France.