Steve Boote cycled 3833km and climbed an astounding 69219m to raise funds and awareness for our research.

Steve, a keen cyclist from Steeple Aston, recently completed Britain’s 100 greatest cycling climbs challenge to raise funds and awareness for Cure Parkinson’s. This is the third time Steve has pushed himself to raise money for us as the charity supports a cause close to his heart; his father-in-law, Stuart, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015. Stuart sadly passed away in June this year, inspiring Steve to continue to raise funds and awareness for Cure Parkinson’s in his memory.

Steve’s challenge followed author Simon Warren’s ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’, and took Steve on an incredible tour of Britain – as well as up some of its toughest and most treacherous road ascents. When asked how he would describe the challenge, Steve said:

It was amazing! I was able to go to places in the UK I’d never been to before and, although lots of the climbs were really hard, I still enjoyed all of it!”

Steve Boote

Some of Steve’s favourite moments were some of the toughest climbs! His favourite was the Bealach na Bà in the Scottish Highlands; a winding, single-track road in the Applecross Peninsula often dubbed the ‘Holy Grail’ of cycling climbs, famed for its breath-taking scenery and hairpin bends. Other favourites were conquering the iconic Hardknott Pass in the Lake District, and having the opportunity to cycle around Balmoral Castle estate when the Royal Standard was flying!

Cure Parkinson’s is hugely grateful to Steve for completing his gruelling 100 greatest cycling climbs challenge to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research.

If you would like to donate to Steve’s challenge please head to his JustGiving page.

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