Paul successfully completed the Etape du Tour on the 16th July and here is his message to all his supporters:
A note to say thanks again for sponsoring my cycling adventures this summer. In total we raised £359 for the Children of Sikkim.
The Ariégeoise was cool and cloudy, perfect. So nice that I did most of the route again the next day as training. The Etape was blisteringly hot during in the afternoon. I made it to the Col d’Izoard in a little over 9 1/2 hours, slightly outpaced by Warren Barguil who did it in 4 hrs 40 mins when the Tour came through a few days later.