My toughest cycle challenge yet #gmfb2b

I am taking part in the GMFB2B cycle ride over 11 days in June, spanning 2,016 miles between Vancouver, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico, offering up 92,295 feet of climbing and temperatures in excess of 40 degrees, the GM Fundraising Border2Border Cycling Challenge will be the toughest cycle ride I have ever done.

Much of the ride will be taking place in the absolute wilderness of mountains and deserts including the Cascade Mountains, Colombian Plateau, Sacramento Valley, Californian Coastal Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert and the San Antonio Mountains. It’s going to be tough, but the whole team have been dedicated to training and we have an excellent back up team to support us too. And let’s not forget why we are putting ourselves through this: Hope House Children’s Hospices will benefit from every penny raised.  Hope House provides palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.

This is the fifth epic cycling challenge I have taken part in with GM Fundraising – three times as a rider and once as support – so I have seen the momentum we have gained in terms of raising funds for Hope House and the difference we’ve made. This is my motivation for taking part in the Border2Border challenge.  I am most looking forward to crossing the finish line but I can’t deny the comradery that this sort of shared experience and challenge brings to the team is a great part of the experience.

I set off Friday 10th June – to follow my progress and the rest of the team you can visit the GM Fundraising site, or look out for posts on Facebook and Twitter using the #GMFB2B hashtag.  If you would like to show your support you can sponsor me at

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Alan Sadler born June 24th 1964 in Birmingham, England married with 3 children and now living in Staffordshire. Managing Director of The Profix Group incorporating Profix Ltd, Fabstore Ltd and Trinity Construction Partnership Ltd he trained as a Carpenter after leaving school. Following his apprenticeship he created a labour agency at the age of 22 called Sadler Design Installation. This was in the early years of the PVCu window industry boom and it was not long until he was providing skilled craftsmen to window manufacturing companies and Local Authorities for their commercial contracts. Due to many commercial contracts awarded and due to the large quantities of product the company was buying it was a natural progression to start their own manufacturing business to supply the Private Sector. Profix have a long history of success in the commercial market for the installation of windows, doors, conservatories and other associated products including Composite doors as our customer base will bear testament. The Profix Group also supply other window and door manufactures including installers with products and components through our online business portal Fabstore which has been marketing and trading online since 2003. “My outlook on life is simple, love your family, work hard, have fun and try to help others less fortunate than yourself, I do a bit of charity work which usually means punishing myself in some sport related scheme and trust me I am no sportsman ! I have had much success (and a few failures) in my working life and hopefully by sharing some of my life experiences will help generations of budding entrepreneurs to follow.” Alan Sadler
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