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Sébastien Cayotte, a primary school teacher, is taking on a 1,500km bike ride to Rome to raise money for charity - on a Vël’Ok rented bike.
The primary school teacher has a passion for sports, having already completed trips to Paris and Amsterdam on a Vël’Ok, the city bikes for rent in the south of the country.
This time around he is planning to cycle all the way to Rome to raise money for the ‘Foundatioun Kriibskrank Kanner’ (Foundation for children with cancer). Cayotte started his trip in Esch-sur-Alzette at 2 pm on Saturday and is keeping his plans rather simple. The only equipment he is taking with on his journey is a tent, a mat, a sleeping bag, and food and water.
All in all, Cayotte's equipment is adding just 5 kilograms to his 25 kg Vël’Ok. His aim is to complete the 1,500 km journey in three to four weeks. He estimates that he'll do more or less 50 km a day.
As for the most challenging leg of the journey, that will be the Gotthard Pass without a doubt, as the pass goes up to 2,100 metres in height.
Video report in Luxembourgish.