Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Last day of Jim's Loire ride for Esme

 Jim ready to start the last day with Charly Pasquiers

Jim made it to his goal – the railway station at La Baule, around 5.15pm today, as you can tell from the station clock below. A tremendous achievement – inspired by Esme.

A last-minute discovery that the ferry no longer exists meant that Jim and Charly had to cross the Pont de La Nazaire – an extra hill! 

Jim has now completed a total distance of 1078 km and an elevation gain of 6300 m for the whole trip. He was relieved that it was the last day as the final section was – straight into the wind.

Jim has so far raised €915 plus €350 off-line for Gustave Roussy and £1152.50 plus pledges of £80 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
If you haven't yet had a chance to contribute to Jim's efforts, the links are:

Fondation Gustave Roussy
Teenage Cancer Trust

Every €5 or £5 makes a difference!

Jim at the finish in front of the station at La Baule on the edge of the Atlantic, proudly wearing his Teenage Cancer Trust cycling jersey

Jim and Charly in jubilant mood at La Baule


frankly said...

Brilliant! Congratulations, and thanks.

Frank said...

Brilliant! Congratulations, and thanks.

Robert McIntosh said...

great effort, well done!

Jim Budd said...

Many thanks Frank and Robert. Jim