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Gillian Pettigrew Coast to Coast Challenge Update

In September I completed one of the toughest challenges I have chosen to do with a group of 18 people in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support - I cycled the Pyrenees. 

I completed 14 Cols and over 400 miles from the Saint Jean de Luz on the Atlantic Coast to Collioure on the Mediterranean Coast over 7 days.  No one can brief you on how tough this challenge was going to be physically and mentally but we all made it (just about in one piece). 

I couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone on the trip but especially my husband Johnathan, my dad Jim, my brother Callum and my sister-in-law Danika. 

Thank you to everyone who sent messages of support and sponsored us!  We have raised over £17,000 as a family and over £65,700 as a group.  Thank you.

Gillian Pettigrew

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Gillian is a senior engineer at MHB Consultants and is responsible for our temporary works department.

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