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Portugal to Gib cycling challenge raises over £13,000

With monies still coming in the team which completed their cycling marathon from Portugal to Gibraltar on Sunday has so far raised over £13,000 for the local charity the Guardian Angel Foundation. The 15 cyclists who completed the three day challenge in three countries over 360km were: Kevin Hook, Izzi Hanning, Sarah Cortés, Nick Cortés, Tyrone Vinet, Dennis Gonzalez, Joe Franco, Leanne Child, Stephen Dalmedo, Michael Caetano, Adrian Dyer, Francis Martinez, Mark Wood, Russell Hood and Robin Batchelor. The aim of the challenge was also to help raise awareness for the Guardian Angel Foundation.

Approximately 138km was covered on the first day which proved a tough day of riding. Day two proved even tougher as they pushed through the pain barrier from the previous day's cycle.

“More hills, windy roads and an ascent of over 1000 meters in total that meant the team finished the day with broken bodies but not broken spirits,” explained Kevin Hook.

“True grit” got the team up on day three for their final and most challenging day yet, he said and the final 90 km which separated them from the Rock and their families. They were all there to greet them with rapturous applause and celebratory cheers at Ocean Village where the challenge ended.

The support team for the cyclists were: Kim Young, Kerry Young, Charlene Mckinstrey, Tyreene Borg and Charlie Borge.