maandag 17 september 2012
Isn't it wonderful that sometimes somebody surprises you.
In my case a cousin took it upon himself last year to start training to cycle the Alp d'Hu Zes fund raising action.
This is a cycling tour of the Alpe d'Huez which is one of the main mountains in the Central French Alps, 3.330 meters high and the climb is 13.8 km at an average 7.9 per cent, with 21 hairpin bends!
His plan was to cycle this mountain 3 times in one day. Not alone but together with thousands of other hero's.
Eventually he managed it 4 times, every time in honour of a family members who fought cancer, and the third time he had said was for me! WOW! That is fantastic.
To explain about the fund raising, here is a part of the text I copied from their website (http://www.opgevenisgeenoptie.nl/missionvisionuk)
"Alpe d'HuZes was created with the aim to empower people to convert the sense of powerlessness, caused by cancer, into one of strength. We achieve this by motivating as many people as possible to constantly challenge and expand their boundaries. Alpe d'HuZes wants to raise funds to fight cancer by cycling up the Alpe d'Huez six times in one day. The name, Alpe d'Huzes, is a combination of the Dutch word for "six" and the name of the mountain
Alpe d'HuZes is founded on the absolute belief that you can attain the greatest possible satisfaction if you put your heart and soul into helping others."
Because of this I could not sit still and started making a glass panel for him to remember this special day.
On top it says : ALP dHU 6 and at the bottom his initials WH and MMXXII (2012),