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Newton Completes Alps Cycle Challenge

6 October 2014

The final day of cycling saw the last stage on the fastest classroom project start at 9am and 10 hours of cycling saw the group finish where they started after covering 105 kilometres in their final jaunt, writes Jeremy Newton.

The three teams had to endure two Category 1 climbs that went on for over 50k, which were very tough. This ended with a descent into the French town of St.Gervais. Overall, the fastest classroom has seen the team cycle over 350k, through three countries, attacking nine of the Tour de France routes, along with four Category 1 climbs. An amazing achievement by all involved.

Thanks to all involved with the project: Trystan Williams, Alan Chambers MBE, Steve Cliffen, Brendan Finnegan, to all the support team, caterers, bike mechanics, drivers, physio, doctor, the other mentors and to all the teachers and students.

It was a huge success and I have been very proud and honoured to be involved in my third Extreme Classroom and to keep up the hard work in these extreme but unbelievable experiences, along with challenges that we can all achieve.

On Friday, we had a day off to reflect on our achievements and have a day in Chamonix, where we took the cable car to the top of the mountain for photos. Then, it was a walk round the town to enjoy some downtime. I'm not feeling too bad now. My legs are in a good place and I'm not feeling too sore!

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