13 supporters of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), including CPT Patron Mike Tindall MBE and fellow Rugby World Cup winner Iain Balshaw MBE, recently completed the historic 'Raid Pyrenean' cycle challenge to raise vital funds for CPT’s search for a cure for Parkinson’s. 

This extreme cycle for CPT named the AEGIS “Coast To Coast To Cure” Challenge after lead sponsor AEGIS London was also generously supported by Artemis, Cambiaso Risso Group and associate sponsors. Beginning on the Atlantic Coast and finishing on the Mediterranean the team had 100 hours to complete this incredible challenge, traversing the stunning French Pyrenees and covering 735km with 12,800m of ascent. The challenging route crosses many of the cols made famous by the Tour de France including Tourmalet, Aubisque, Col de Portet d'Aspet and Aspin. 

The team included England rugby legend and CPT patron Mike Tindall, who was interviewed live on Good Morning Britain from the cycle challenge.

CPT's Deputy CEO, Helen Matthews said:

"Wow! What an incredible undertaking for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. A huge physical and mental challenge that has raised much needed funds and awareness for research into a cure for Parkinson’s – thank you all so much for battling through – a phenomenal achievement that makes a massive difference to the research we can fund."

The team:

David Adams, Iain Balshaw MBE, David Bieber, Sean Brew, Will Cook, Charlie Garner, Michael Moore, Jason Pollock, Steve Pollock, Jason Purcell, Steve Redding, Max Smith and Mike Tindall MBE

Funds raised go towards CPT's pioneering and urgently needed research into a cure for Parkinson's. If you would like to donate, please follow the button below.

With special thanks to Title Sponsor AEGIS London. Thanks also to Artemis Investment Management and Cambiaso Risso Group for supporting this challenge and Associate Sponsors Bray & Krais, RFIB and Niftylift. Thanks also to Marmot Tours for their logistical support. 

With thanks also to Marmot Tours for their logistical support and photos