Every year, David Alexander and group of his close friends like to put themselves to the test and lay down a challenge. Raising money to help transform other people’s lives in the process.
2014 saw the team, affectionately known as The Potters, take on a demanding cycle across Italy, from Venice to Genoa.
David summarises his trip, “Leaving Venice, we started quite leisurely, crossing the flat plain of the Po Valley, passing typically Italian towns and stunning small villages hidden among olive trees.”
“But, by day 3 we were starting to stretch our climbing legs as our journey took us into the stunning Apennines. There were certainly some strenuous hill climbs to tackle, as we crossed over the mountains. The highest point, and biggest challenge, was the demanding Colle del Cento Croci – a long arduous climb of 13.5km which is used in the Tour of Italy. The climb was definitely worth it, as the descent was exhilarating!”
“Heading towards the coast, the picturesque city of Genoa was in sight – and we were very pleased to celebrate as we crossed the finish line.”
The Potters were raising money for a new children’s ward, the Alexander Ward, at Kings College Hospital, London. Find out more, about this cause by visiting the AAG Charity section
So far, The Potters have exceeded their target of £5,000 and are now aiming to hit the £7,500 mark.
You can help them reach their new target by visiting: www.justgiving.com/thepotters-italian-job