Cyclists reach Lifecycle 2013 finish line
After four months of training, visiting five countries with five different currencies, travelling for 2000km in ten days, and two injuries, the cyclists participating in the Actavis Lifecycle 2013 Challenge reached the finish line, raising well over €130,000 for the Renal Unit.
The day was a logistical disaster and it took over six hours to get across the border into Russia.
This threw out all the plans made months ago, with route having to be shortened so they would finish by sunset. By the time they arrived at the line, the team were all emotional, with the couples holding each other and the test hugging each other, torn between the elation of completing the challenge - within the time limit - and the knowledge that this unique challenge is over.
Even the two cyclists who were forced to drop out because of injuries got back onto their bikes for the last stretch, making the finish a true team event.