Ellen will be participating in Le Cure 2022 and will attempt to cycle 453 kilometers and climb 10,034 vertical metres.
I started cycling as a part of a bet and immediately fell in love with the sport. Today I cannot think about a life without my bike. Over the years I have cycled countless miles across the UK, as well as in Spain, Italy, the US and Sweden. However, this will be my first time cycling in the French Alps and I cannot wait to take on this challenge!
Steep descents on wet and slippery roads.
A year and a half ago I was severely injured after being hit by a car while cycling. I spent 6 months out of work and attended countless appointments with neurologists and physiotherapists. At that stage, it was still uncertain whether I would fully recover and be able to cycle, let alone live a normal life, again. Miraculously I gained a full recovery and with this challenge - back on the bike - I want to help others suffering from cancer recover and get their lives and passions back.