Palpating The Pedallers of the Pyrenees

23 Sep Palpating The Pedallers of the Pyrenees


Armstrong  Massage Therapy are excited to be part of the support crew for this year’s ‘Pedal The Pyrenees’ event taking place in France from 28th Sept. 2019.

This is a cycling tour with a difference, it’s the only ‘not for profit’ cycling tour where all profits go to the Headcase Cancer Trust, a UK based charity that dedicates its funding solely to research and find a cure for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumours.

GBM is the most common and most deadly type of brain tumour, killing around 5000 people each year in the UK (that’s 5 times more than all the other 130 types of brain tumour put together!). Average life expectancy with a GBM, from diagnosis, is a mere 14 months. There is no cure.

So, in order to help the team, we will be sending over one of our lead therapists, Stuart Watt to look after the riders and make sure that they are all able to perform to the best of their ability for this tour through the Pyrenees – A trip that will take in some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in the world and climb some of the legendary peaks of the Tour de France itself.

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Stuart Watt Lead Therapist at AMT said “This will be a new experience for me, I’ve treated cyclists and triathletes before but usually in our clinics or at events.

The prospect of travelling through the Pyrenees for 7 days as part of the support crew looking after these riders is quite exciting.

They are going to be working hard as the shortest days are around 70km and the longest is 145km with a maximum total climb of 2,500m on any one day, so I’ll need to be on hand to make sure their bodies are in prime condition to meet those demands.”

Colin Speirs Pedal The Pyrenees Founder said
“We don’t have an event without volunteers like Stuart and AMT. The entire Support Crew give up a week of their valuable free time to help us raise thousands of pounds each year for Headcase Cancer Trust. Everyone plays their part in finding a cure for an incurable disease. AMT stepped in, without hesitation, at very short notice to help us out and we’re delighted to have them on board.”


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