Antony Gray (of Team Milo) surpassed himself this time by completing the gruelling South Downs Way Double. This spectacular mountain bike ride started in Eastbourne and followed a course across the bridleways and footpaths of southern England, including a staggering 10,000 feet of ascent, and ending some 100 miles away in Winchester.
However, that wasn’t enough for Antony, he then turned around and went all the way back, covering yet another 100 miles and another 10,000 feet of ascent. All this he achieved within 24 hours which entitled him to join the South Downs Way Double’s hall of fame.
During the ride he was supported by a number of other riders who accompanied him through the particularly difficult stages and each supplying him with much needed refreshments and moral support. The support team included GEW’s Ben Bristow who did the final shift of 38 miles to Eastbourne.
Antony did this incredible achievement in support of Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign, having lost his sister to Bowel Cancer back in September 2008, aged just 45.
GEW supported Antony in some of his previous fundraising activities and were pleased to sponsor him again for this amazing feat. You can see some of his other achievements below. If you want to contribute, you can donate at the Just Giving website: www.justgiving.com/teammilo2 for the South Downs Way Double Challenge.