Ollie Millroy came home in the lead peloton on the 2Boats Challenge on 5th May, after cycling 419 kilometres and climbing nearly 10,000 feet in just 48 hours.
The 2Boats challenge is a highly rewarding cycling adventure taking a route from London to Guildford via France. The exercise took place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May and followed a 250 mile route via two ferry crossings in 48 hours though Surrey, Hampshire and quiet roads in Northern France. 2Boats is a charity event in aid of the Halow Project. The aim of the exercise is to complete an arduous physical challenge, which is not a race but an adventure, and encourages individuals to keep fit and raise money for a great cause whilst having fun, meeting new people and completing the challenge. Past participants include 1996 Formula One World Champion, Damon Hill.
The Halow Project is dedicated to creating opportunities and supporting young people with a learning disability so that they are able to live independent, meaningful, fulfilled lives and become integrated into their local community.
The event raised £50,000 for Halow Project with Ollie raising nearly £1,000 to date personally:
“This was probably the toughest but most enjoyable challenge I have ever taken part in and I have managed to raise a lot of money for an amazing cause. I met some great people along the way and we pushed and supported each other from start to finish and the sense of achievement was incredible. I would like to thank everyone that supported and sponsored me and donated to the Halow Project”.
Ollie’s next competitive outing will be the second round of the European Le Mans Series where he will lead the legendary Ecurie Ecosse team piloting their BMW Z4 GT3 on 17th and 18th May 2013.