Cycling the Pyrenées for Nepal’s Earthquake Victims

Chikashi Miyamoto

Akshaya Patra

From the 17th to 21st of September 2015, I will be taking part in the Atlantic-to-the-Mediterranean cycling challenge to support the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Nepal Earthquake Fund. Akshaya Patra operate kitchens in Nepal to provide food to the victims of the devastating earthquakes this year.

Over 5 days, the cycling challenge will cover 720 km (447 miles) of distance and 11,000 m (36,000 ft) of climbs encompassing some of the most challenging mountain passes featured in previous Tour de France routes. Our route will closely follow the ‘Randonneur’ version of the Raid Pyrenéen, from Hendaye on the Atlantic coast near the Spanish border to Cerbère on the Mediterranean coast. I am aiming to raise £20,000 / $30,000 / €24,000 for the Nepal Kitchen Fund.

Nepal ranks 145th of 187 countries on the Human Development Index (2014). In April a large earthquake devastated the country that…

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