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Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore hosted a lunch fundraiser in the Supreme Court and House of Lords in December for some donors and potential Curistas for Le Cure ’15. With the average age being well over 60, we salute them.  Derek Holden turns 82 in March, but is still playing competitive tennis and waterskiing, so we may… Read more »

The cat is out of the bag – Le Cure de France will take place in 2015 and hopefully for many years to come. A new route, new (and old) Curistas, new brutal mountain climbs, new kit… and of course a new website. Look out for the official launch of Le Cure de France 2015!… Read more »

We have now raised over £125,000 for Professor Smith’s research fund! We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and fundraisers. You can read about the creation of the first Le Cure de France Research Fellowship here.

Today the story of Le Cure de France’s fundraising effort is covered on the Virgin Money Giving blog as part of their Fundraiser Friday Feature.

Friend of Le Cure, grizzled Alpine climber Jon Brombley offers his tips on surviving Le Cure… Last Minute Training Tips Make sure you’ve done 2 days back to back before you go. Ideally, 2 medium-hard days, but at least a hard day followed by a light spin. It helps get your body used to it… Read more »

We like to show our gratitude to everyone who is helping us with the Le Cure de France challenge, but especially so when the assistance in question is going to power us up the mountains and help us recover between them… So a huge thank you to all at Arla Foods, especially Helen Hall, for generously providing all… Read more »

Today, Marianne’s tremendous experience at the Royal Marsden and our foolhardy charitable efforts were reported by the Evening Standard* and then Mail Online: Big thanks to all concerned for a couple of great articles!   * A bit of misinformation was somehow passed to the ES, so apologies to Prof Smith whom we can confirm… Read more »

We’re extremely excited to be able to announce that we have secured a kit sponsor; Carling will be supplying the members of Team Le Cure with full regalia – jerseys, arm-warmers, caps, gilets and even the dreaded bib-shorts, all being produced by the incredibly talented folk at MillTag. As you can see, they’ve fully embraced… Read more »

Last year Marianne was named the 2nd hottest female barrister in London by the ladies over at Your Barrister Boyfriend (rest assured it was all very light-hearted).  Yesterday they wrote a lovely piece about Marianne and Le Cure de France: https://yourbarristerboyfriend.tumblr.com/post/94619973130/a-very-special-barrister-hottie-announcement (And yes, last year’s No.1 is soon to marry George Clooney!)

Below Simon sets out his recommendations on what to take on a long cycling trip! 1. Eating & drinking. Everyone has different approaches, but long rides are tough on the body and there’s nothing worse than bonking (yes, technical term) half-way up the mountain. Personally I can’t stand the energy drinks, so I typically have two… Read more »

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