Langham Homes is delighted to be sponsoring former colleague and friend Ted Reddick in September when he plans to cycle up Mont Ventoux. No mean feat as Mount Ventoux is a peak included within the Tour de France cycling race and at 1,909m (6,263ft) has been nicknamed the “Beast of Provence”.
Ted who’s 58 is a former racing cyclist who sadly contracted a very rare neurological condition called transverse myelitis (TM) in October 2018 which caused him the debilitating result of being paralysed from the neck down. Quite incredibly he managed to return to cycling again during the summer of 2019.
Ted says:” Small improvements are big landmarks and I remain determined to keep pushing myself. I was never a great climber when I raced but I have always wanted to ride some of the Grand Tour climbs for many years. Riding up Mont Ventoux acts as both a target for myself and my recovery but also as a way of raising funds to assist others who might not be able to afford the expensive neurological rehabilitation needed to improve their TM situation”.
Tony K. Pidgley, Managing Director of Langham Homes comments “I have known Ted as a colleague and friend for many years so I am humbled to have this opportunity to support him in his quest to conquer Mount Ventoux. Ted has overcome tremendous physical and mental challenges to keep cycling which is an activity that he is passionate about and we all wish him all the best for September”.
Further information regarding Ted and his cycling challenge can be found at www.challenge-tm.org