Police put skids on Huez* Alpe d'Huez challenge

Riding anywhere on a Boris bike is more of a chore than a pleasure, but taking them up a high mountain in France is tantamount to insanity.

So that's what the people behind the cycle clothing label Huez* did, with the mountain in question that of their namesake, Alpe d'Huez. To spice up the trip, the group planned to hire and return the bikes before the expiry of the 24-hour hire period.

The nine-rider group, led by Huez* founder Lorenzo Curci undertook the task ahead of stroke awareness month this month and raised money for the Stroke Association and the National Brain Appeal.

They would have done it, if it wasn't for those pesky cops and their routine stop, and a delayed train. The group climbed the 2,000m mountain in 1hr 40m but because of  the delays returned the bikes late. 

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