Alps challenge for charity

By Rob George Friday 02 November 2012 Updated: 02/11 12:53

A DROITWICH man saddled up to help raise £110,000 for charity after completing a 700 mile cycle ride through Switzerland.

Steve Kite got on his bike to raise cash for the Prostate Cancer charity in the challenge which included a 7,000ft climb up the Swiss Alps.

He was inspired by a charity car rally organised by a work customer and the Vernon Grove resident said the ride was something he would never forget.

“The customer had organised a James Bond themed car rally from Northampton to Interlaken in Switzerland,” he said.

“It finished at the cable car station on the summit of Mount Schiltorn where scenes from the Bond movie ‘On her Majesty’s Secret Service’ were shot.

“As well as entering a car, myself and some colleagues thought it would be a great idea to show support by cycling the Swiss leg of the journey, and in doing so make the ascent to the cable car station.”

In total the rally raised more than £110,000 for the charity and plans are already underway for next year’s European adventure.

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