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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, 14 June 2017

Parkinson's Grand Cru Fundraising Ride: 3eme Etape – Agen to Villaudric (Château de la Colombière, AC Fronton)

 Max Poynter Hall refreshing himself 
@ small café restaurant on the canal, Dieupentale 
having completed 80% of today's stage
The trio @the café (Jim, Carole and Max)

For the second successive day the vast majority of our ride was spent pedalling along by the Garonne Canal. Again it was very enjoyable motor traffic free ride with some walkers and other cyclists for company. We also had shade for much of our ride. 

Fortunately it was fairly cool when we set off from our hotel in Agen  – Résidence Astoria. However, we did waste some time trying to find our way onto the canal path. By the time we turned off the Garonne Canal and up into the aptly named little village – Canals – to head to Fronton and Villaudric it had become very warm. In Fronton it was 35˚C just after 2pm.We were very glad to get to Château de la Colombière (AC Fronton) where we are staying tonight.

We are delighted that our fundraising has now crested the £4000 mark and currently stands at £4217.50 with gift aid from 81 generous donors. This leaves us £1782.50 off our £6000 target if we count in gift aid. 

Parkinson's UK believe that a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's is very possible:
'We're now at the tipping point. With decades of research we've unlocked key discoveries that could transform lives. Parkinson's UK is ready to drive forward the research community in a radical new approach to develop better treatments, faster as part of their 'We Won't Wait' Campaign, which is raising vital funds for Parkinson's research. 

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