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In the European summer of 2011 Kitchen Mania supported our very own Chris Arnold to ride over 4700km around Europe to raise money for an incredible charity called Camp Quality.

Camp Quality NZ is an organisation that brings fun, hope and happiness into the lives of children living with cancer - inspiring them to get on with being kids again! Chris raised $10,000 during his 73 day adventure! He rode through France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Austria and Belgium.

Here are a few snaps and clips from his amazing adventure:

Chris at the summit of the Col D'Aubisque in France - 1709m high!!

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The landscape was like this for three days. miles of hot dry road.

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Until, of course, it changed again... Super-Besse - 1275m of vertical climb...

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With a much deserved beer at the top

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The view from the top was apparently cloudy... he had to race back to the bottom to beat the storm...

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It was RWC2011 and Chris was feeling a little homesick...

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Check out Chris's awesome and totally inspiring video below. And for more information about Camp Quality please visit https://www.campquality.org.nz