Rob Nicol from Specsavers Witney pedalled for pounds when he took on the infamous cycling route up Mount Ventoux in France on 9 July.

Children's Hospice South West

The contact lens optician from the store, cycled the 14 miles up the mountain to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West, ascending around 5,300 feet, at an average gradient of around 8%.  He has already raised more than £750 for the charity and hopes to make it at least £1,000.

‘Mount Ventoux is probably one of the hardest of all the Tour de France climbs so I was rather apprehensive to say the least,’ said Rob. ‘However, raising funds for charity helped spur me on through the gruelling climb – thanks to everyone who has supported me so far.’

Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West.

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