Team Staysure’s STRIVE Challenge – Day Three, Cows in the Road

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Guest Writer
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Ryan Howsam (Chairman)

Chris went off like a bat out of hell again after saying he was taking it easy, but you know what he’s like, always at the front leading the way.


Chris Rolland (CEO)

One of the many magnificent viewsToday we made our way from Praia to Rende and what a brutal ride!

We covered 83 miles ascending well over 6,000 feet along the way and had to negotiate a few surprise obstacles – namely some very healthily sized cows and a very solemn funeral procession. Getting off the bike for a few minutes to pay our respects was a bit of a relief however.

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The mountains really are an absolute killer, but the countryside and the views are well worth it as is the cause – we’re nearly at the £2,000 mark online. Thank you to everyone who has donated and so far – keep the donations coming, every penny counts.

I’m pleased today’s over, I can only imagine tomorrow will be tougher again. Plus, enjoying an ice bath with Richard Branson and co. is a once in a lifetime experience.


Take a look at a summary of our third day in the video below.