April 11, 2013, by Fraser
UoN’s Michael Domokos gets on his bike for charity
Michael Domokos, Senior Project Manager for Corporate Systems at the University, is undertaking a charity challenge that would leave even the very fittest saddle-sore…
In July of this year, and two weeks ahead of the actual Tour de France, I will be cycling the mountain stages (18, 19 & 20) of the tour. I will cover 497km in three days, climb just under 30,000ft and ride up the legendary Alpe-D’Huez twice. This is going to be really tough!
I will be completing the ride on behalf of the William Wates Memorial Trust, a charity setup to support disadvantaged young people through the mediums of sport, art and education.
In preparation for this event I have already clocked 1,741 miles and climbed 86,886ft this year and have lost one and a half stone in weight. Supporting a charity and knowing that others are supporting me keeps me motivated, essential over the last few months as the weather has been truly horrendous.
I would love it if you would sponsor me and I hope you agree that the challenge (and pain) is worthy of your donations to this extremely worthwhile cause. The charity has no paid staff and I have paid my own costs for the event, so all the money you donate goes to the charity.
Over the last few months of training I will use this blog to highlight the highs and lows of my journey, including the challenge itself and the good work of the William Wates Memorial Trust.