Italian Job cyclists raise £60,000 for Demelza

15 September 2019
32 cyclists including Demelza staff members took on the charity's Italian Job challenge this month, raising at least £60,000 between them to help fund vital support to children with serious and terminal conditions and their families.

Over three days, fundraisers pedaled their way up steep climbs with breathtaking views of Italian lakes and Swiss mountains along the way.

Senior Events Executive Kat organised the trip and cycled alongside participants of all skills. She said: "The event was a great success and everyone loved it! For those that had joined us on one or more of our previous challenges, they said it was the toughest one they have done yet - but so worth it. There was an incredible sense of team togetherness and camaraderie, especially at the top of the Madonna!"

The Madonna climb was an optional addition to the challenge, famed worldwide as one of the most iconic uphill cycle routes in Europe. The fastest member of #TeamDemelza made it to the summit in just 35 minutes!

Well done to all who put their best wheel forward for their local children's hospice - to you we say 'grazie mille'!

Inspired by their challenge? Take a look at our Mount Kilimanjaro Trek or some of our other amazing cycling challenges!