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17/06/2014

Michael McGee conquers Stage 2 of the Dallaglio Cycle Slam

He did it! McGee Director, Michael McGee, has completed an epic 565km cycle challenge from St. Moritz to Chamonix, battling punishing climbs, extreme heat, and covering some of the most demanding terrain in Europe to raise over £7,021.00 (so far) for charity.

Michael joined England and Wasps rugby legend, Lawrence Dallaglio, for the third Dallaglio Cycle Slam, and crossed the Stage Two finish line in Chamonix on Thursday 12th June, with fellow stage riders who have all fundraised for the Dallaglio Foundation Charity.

Michael said: “Having previously taken part in the 2010 and 2012 Slams, I was sort of prepared for what was in store for me, but it didn’t make the challenge any easier.  I’ve spent 53 hours on a bike for 5 days to complete the gruelling 565km of Stage Two.

“It has been a real physical and mental challenge for us all, and I cannot thank everyone enough for all the support and encouragement that I have received, leading up to and during the event.  I am really close to hitting my personal fundraising target thanks to the generous donations received to date, so all the pain has been incredibly worthwhile.  I know the money will help to support some brilliant British causes.”

The Dallaglio Cycle Slam is the Dallaglio Foundation’s largest fundraising event.  The Slam started in Treviso, Italy on Sunday June 1st and Lawrence and the team are leading the way through four stages – over 2320.9km in all – they are currently at Stage Three with 8 days to go until they reach the finish line in Twickenham on Wednesday June 25th.

The target is to raise £1 million and is being raised via corporate sponsorship, fundraising events, private donations, entry fees and sponsorship funds raised by anyone who rides in the event.

Michael has set a personal target of raising £10,000.  If you would like to help him reach his target, please donate whatever you can by clicking HERE.  Thank you for your support.