Since 2009 I began cycling actively, started on mountain bike but currently I alternate between MTB, road bike and gravel bike. In recent years I have been cycling about 7.5 to 8000 kilometers per year.
Each year I try to make a nice challenge. For instance, a few times I participated in Scherpenheuvel -> Hapert (100 km MTB) and Diekirch -> Valkenswaard (270 km with 3000 altimeters) and last year I cycled the Pieterpad with friends (520 km in 3 days).
The Alpe d'HuZes had been on my list for a long time but had not happened until now.
Fortunately I do not have any close experience with cancer, but everyone has to deal with it directly or indirectly. So the combination of a nice challenge and raising as much money as possible for charity and that on my birthday couldn't be nicer.