Ablrate Sponsors Gruelling Cycling Challenge 13/05/2019
I think it is a given now that Ablrate likes to support sporting events and athletes themselves. Of course, we have concentrated on Golf so far, but this year a good friend and business associated of mine took a chalet in the French mountains.
He invited an eclectic mix of finance guys, an ex-footballer, camera crew and a magician! Also on that trip was JP De Villiers. He had never skied before, rocked up for one lesson and spent the rest of the week skiing with us, the man is a machine. Ultra-marathons, boxing, motivational speaking, sky-diving with his students and raising money for charity through extreme events.
So when he told me of his new challenge we had to get involved.
I will leave it to JP to explain:
“My mission in life is to inspire the world through fitness. To get out of suffering and into thriving. I do my very best to inspire people to own their lives, to go after what they really want and live their lives with no regrets.
In this challenge, I will be cycling over 1,000 miles in 10 days. That’s over 100 miles a day! This will definitely be the most difficult challenge I’ve taken on in my life so far.
I have created this challenge for myself to raise awareness of the challenges people face going through cancer. The patients, the families, the friends. On this challenge, I will be raising money for the Addie Brady Foundation through The Brain Tumour Charity.
I will be taking on this challenge with a client Callum, who will be cycling with me and raising money for a separate cancer charity. Callum, unfortunately, lost his mother to cancer last year. This is his way of channelling his feeling of loss into something positive… and inspiring!
We will be supported by a backup vehicle and a team of 2. We will also be streaming and documenting the whole experience.
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life. We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for every person affected by a brain tumour, and to defending the most amazing part of the human body.
With love and gratitude,
All the best from everyone at Ablrate JP.