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Mont Ventoux Scaled for Dr Ted

26 Jul 2012 13:48:07

Mahmood bike ride The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Equality & Engagement Manager has scaled the heights of France’s most monstrous peak, all in the name of charity. 

Mahmood Hussain, 45, from Broom, Rotherham, has cycled 21.5km to the summit of Mont Ventoux in aid of the Trust’s Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal. 

Mahmood, who has worked at the Trust for two years, completed the challenge with a group of six friends who are part of the local Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club raising a grand total of £500 (once all the sponsorship money is collected)  

Mahmood kept a record of his thoughts and feelings throughout his trip. He commented: “Scaling Mont Ventoux was a great mental and physical challenge. A high team spirit and camaraderie kept us going through the tough, cruel climb. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.  

“I am delighted to have raised the money for Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal and I look forward to this being used to fund items for children and young people using the Trust’s services.” 

Upon reaching the summit Mahmood and his team noted “relief, fatigue, elation… and cold”. Temperatures plummet at the top of the mount and Mahmood and his group commented on the stark ‘moonscape appearance’ that met them at the top. He said: “The mountain top is covered in snow from November to April, yet from a distance, its white rocks suggest that snow is always present.” 

The route to the top of Mont Ventoux passes landmarks such as the memorial to Tom Simpson, the World Cycling Champion, who lost his life battling to gain the leader’s maillot jaune in the 1967 Tour de France and snakes through the town of Bédoin, providing stunning scenery and breath-taking views across the surrounding countryside.  

Donations rolled in from local communities, Trust staff and local companies such as Goldstar Private Hire Taxis who gave £100 to the appeal in light of Mahmood’s challenge. 


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