Cyclists are back from fundraising trek across Europe

Chris Sams, 34, from Attleborough, and Catarina Stigliano, 27, are undertaking the trip to raise mon

Chris Sams, 34, from Attleborough, and Catarina Stigliano, 27, are undertaking the trip to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. They left Gibraltar at the start of July. - Credit: Archant

After cycling all the way from the Gibraltar to the UK for charity, Attleborough's Chris Sams and his girlfriend Catarina Stigliano are now enjoying a well-deserved rest.

The couple completed the 2,130km-trek in a month, luckily without a single puncture along the way.

Mr Sams, 34, said they had raised £1,105 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices through the journey.

He said they both loved the experience of exploring Spain and France on two wheels.

Mr Sams said: 'The highlight of the trip had to be the variety each day we experienced as we travelled north.


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'The landscapes, foods and people changed as we progressed through both countries; not to mention the temperature dropped considerably as we got closer to the UK.

'In a beautiful small city called Teruel we were able to experience a traditional Spanish fiesta with plenty of dancing in the street.'

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Mr Sams said cycling through the Pyrenees was one of the trip's biggest challenges.

He said: 'The mountains were crazy, but the views were brilliant.

'It's such a fantastic charity, and we cannot thank people enough for their generosity.'

Donations can still be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Chris-SAMS3

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