Amalie's Bristol to Bordeaux Bike Ride

  • Training at the velodrome!

    Training at the velodrome!

  • Amalie with her dad

    Amalie with her dad

  • Fuel after the first day

    Fuel after the first day

  • Day 1

    Day 1

  • Oops!


  • Smiles


  • Third day

    Third day

  • Finished!


    Wednesday, 12 July 2017



    We all know how hard you trained for this adventure over the last year and we are all very proud of you!

    Raising £1198 for PROPS is absolutely fantastic, and well done to everyone else who cycled, raising over £70,000 for the charity!




    Much like Far Frontiers and our registered charity, Pukka Projects, I’m passionate about helping communities in need.  Bristol-based charity PROPS is a cause that has been close to my heart for a long time now, and having supported cyclists on the annual Bristol to Bordeaux Cycle Challenge for a number of years, I’ve finally decided to get in saddle and do it myself.

    Since most of my time is usually spent organising overseas adventures for our groups, it’s surprisingly daunting taking on my own instead!  Over the past 6 months, I’ve been training for my biggest challenge yet, helped along by our MD’s competitive taunts about how far he’s cycled each weekend!  I’m now about as ready as I’ll ever be to head off from Bristol on Wednesday morning to cycle 500 miles to Bordeaux over 4 days. 

    The most important and impressive part is that between 70 riders and 30 support staff, we’ve already raised a whopping £50,000 for PROPS before the ride has even begun, with plenty more on the way, so it’s set to be a record year for the ride and the charity.  As with Pukka Projects, all donations go directly to the cause and make a real difference to those it benefits.

    Saturday sees us arriving into Bordeaux, hopefully in one piece (!) after an epic journey which aims to raise awareness and support for a great cause.  Next year’s plan is to get MD Chris Short on the ride too, to put his new cycling skills to the test!

    Amalie Smith

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