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G2F Media was proud to provide a wide range of media and event services to support a two-wheel adventure with a difference. Long standing client and twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin embarked on one of the biggest challenges of his professional career when he joined long time Cumbrian friend, Paul Dixon on a special trip. Lampkin and Dixon headed a five-rider team who pedalled from Chorley to Nice over thirteen days, covering one thousand miles and taking in the fearsome climbs of the Alps.

The challenge - Pedal de Alps - had a real personal purpose and raised over thirty thousand pounds for Derian House in Chorley. Paul and his family became acquainted with the specialist children‘s hospice for terminally ill youngsters during the short life of their son Harry who lost his battle with SMA Type 1 in June 2006, aged just fourteen weeks. (SMA is short for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is a genetic disorder, affecting the motor neurons in the spinal cord)

The long journey to France began from Derian House in Chorley, with the initial test being the relatively short dash of one hundred and thirty miles to Hull where the team then boarded the ferry bound for Zeebrugge in Belgium. Once on the other side of the English Channel the route took the squad south to Geneva, Switzerland. From here the landscape changed drastically as the guys then fought their way over the towering Alps before arriving in the French seaside city of Nice at the end of their epic adventure.





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