The 1000TT challenge is like no other and given the nature of the route to be taken is unlikely to have been attempted before.
It will see four amateur road cyclists (Sammy Alderman, Dominic Hedges, and two brothers who are endurance enthusiasts, Scott Jenkins and Rhys Jenkins), take on a physical and mental challenge that will have to see them pull together as a team in order to complete the task that lies ahead.
The 1000TT – is a 1,100 mile cycle designed to help with the fight against cancer. Cancer affects us all in someway or another, with 1 in 3 people expected to contract cancer in their lifetime. We have designed a challenge that will raise money in a way like no other to help the fight against cancer.
The 1000TT will see each rider take in 1,100 miles over 9,000ft mountains, hairpin bends, varying topography, constantly changing climates, terrifyingly quick descents and 5 countries. On top of this, it will incorporate four of the hardest and steepest inclines from the Tour de France.
The aim is to complete the 1000TT within 10 days (averaging a 100 miles a day each). Once out of the Alps it is expected that the distance covered daily will increase due to speed increasing as the topography of the terrain becomes more ‘friendly’.
The 1000TT will commence Sunday 3rd June with the end point set to be Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales on the 13th June 2012.
The ultimate purpose of the cycle is to raise money for the Dumfries and Galloway Endowment Fund (Alexandra Unit) and MacMillian Cancer Support to provide help and support to those affected by cancer. Both charities are close to the riders hearts.