Gaucin to Gibraltar

Cycling Day 55.

As most of you already know – WE MADE IT TO Gibraltar!!! I can’t explain how elated we/ I felt for reaching our goal. Please understand goals don’t have to be this huge and if you set smaller ones – the reward can feel just as good. It has taken years of building confidence and belief in myself to reach this point.

The plan was to meet Daniel from Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings (TGS) and Chris from Gibraltar Cycling Club at the half way point and they would take care of us.

They did just that. Andy cycled with Daniel. and Chris and I cycled together. Chris is an intellect and very knowledgable about the area and it’s history. He really took care of me!

After calling our mums – we cycled through boarder control with ease and even though it is a British overseas territory, passports are needed for travel into Gib. A Gibraltarian noted my black passport and I understand why. We are no longer part of the European Union and this has had a big impact of Gibraltar citizens! I am going to look more into this and see what this means.

As we passed over the boarder – we were papped!!! Really !! When turning a corner my friend Chris pointed towards a film crew and photographers – our pictures were taken from every angle. Even my legs got papped!?

Following our arrival with Daniel and Chris – we met our secondary sponsors Chestertons Estate Agents. Chris said his goodbyes and we had a big hug! He told me I was beautiful – very much received because I felt nothing like beautiful with dust from the road all over my face.

Mike Nicholls and his team welcomed us both with a round of applause. We had fulfilled our promise and they respected this! Chestertons have generously given £1000 to Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Thank you from Medecins Sans Frontieres.

After here – We continued cycling on towards the Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings (TGS) team.

This took around 10 minutes. The traffic was busy and something we’ve not been around for a while.

Here Andrew Flynn – head of marketing ( TGS) presented me with a beautiful bouquet of pink flowers (I love flowers) and gave Andy the bottle Champaign. I did a quick swap. The Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings (TGS) team have generously given £5000 to Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Thank you from Medecins Sans Frontieres and from Andy and I. Very generous and this will for sure save lives.

Both Chestertons and Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings (TGS) took good care of Andy and I throughout the rest of the day and days to follow. We also went for lunch with TGS Kevin the CEO. Such nice and caring people. They are all professional and proud of their contribution to MSF, and of their connection to humanitarian organisations. They understand how these donations help people struggling due to either having exclusion from healthcare, been affected by natural disaster like earthquakes and avalanche or simply been caught up in conflict.

Simply AMAZING!!!


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