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Jean-Louis completes his epic challenge!

06 September 2021
Finally after 76 days Jean-Louis Button has made it back to Swansea after his epic challenge. He rode his bicycle 10,796.3 KM’s around the British Isles which was an incredible 587 hours and 48 minutes in the saddle!

Some of his statistics:

32 islands visited 🏝
* 23 ferries ⛴
* 2 hotels + 2 BnB’s 🏨
* Multiple campsites (mostly wild camping though) 🏕
* 297 496 ft (over 10x height of Everest) climbed 🏔
* Quarantined for a week 😷😩
* 4 inner tubes 🔧
* 2 tyres 🔧
* 1 wheel 🔧
* 1 chain 🔧
* 1 bottom bracket 🔧
* 2 broken zips 🔧
* 3 broken pannier rack bolts 🔧
* Lots of duct tape! 😅
* 5 bananas a day (minimum!)🍌
* Too many cereal bars to count

As well as challenging himself, Jean-Louis Button has raised a fantastic £2925 for charity

Jean-Louis said "All of the pain, suffering and exhaustion was worth every penny raised and I tell you I’d do it in a heartbeat again if it means we can help even more souls 🥘 💦 😻"

You can read more about Jean-Louis and why he took on the challenge and also any donations would be most appreciated - please click here

You can also see photos from Jean-Louis' adventrues on instagram - JLButton25

On the final day of his challenge Jean-Louis called into our cattery to meet some of the cats that his fundraising will help. We introduced him to his namesake Button a kitten who was found in a hedge on the Gower around the same time that Jean-Louis took off on his challenge.

We also introduced Jean-Louis to our other rescue cats who are waiting for their new homes

Thank You for including us in your challenge Jean-Louis! And a special thanks from all the cats