Hiscox Mont Ventoux challenge team are preparing for a big day ahead. Sarah Faulkner, Broker Marketing Manager for
Hiscox UK and Ireland, updates us on the team's impending challenge...
Tomorrow, a team of 34 cycling enthusiasts from specialist insurer Hiscox and their partner broker companies will be cycling Stage 15 of the 2013 Tour de France (the day before the professionals), finishing at the top of the iconic Mont Ventoux.
The team have 24 hours to ride 242 kilometres up the mountain known as the ‘Giant of Provence’. That is the same distance the average teenager will walk in 7 months! Stage 15 is the longest stage of this year’s Tour de France. Cyclists will climb for 20.8 kilometres at an average ascent of 7.5%. They will have climbed 1,758 metres from the start to the finish line at 1,909 metres. Each cyclist will burn around 9,000 calories. That is the equivalent number of calories you would find in 99 glasses of red wine! On average, their tyres will go through around 480 rotations per kilometre.
Apart from reaching the summit, the team’s other aim is to raise £75,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research – you can support them through their justgiving page.
You can also bid to get your hands on a framed cycling jersey, signed by British Olympic cyclists including Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton. Place your bid here now!
To find out more about the team, itinerary and preparation involved, visit www.hiscoxbroker.co.uk/news/mvc