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Passionate cyclists Rachel Vann and Robert Nicholls met through their local cycling club, and while on, of course, a cycling holiday in the Pyrenees, South of France in September 2018 Robert took this opportunity to pop the question.
“We love exploring new places and returning to do iconic climbs, one of which is the Col de Tourmalet,” shares Rachel. “It’s a long lung-bustling 17km climb with an average gradient of 7.4%, it’s not for the faint-hearted. It was a hot day, so we stopped about 5km from the top at the ski resort of La Mongie for a well-earned coke before heading off to the top. When we got to the top we celebrated with some cake and coffee, before heading out for the obligatory photos next to the iconic bike and admire the view. As we were admiring the views, Rob then gets down on one knee! It was the best proposal that two cyclists could dream of.”
Rachel and Rob's contacts
Venue, Malvern College Weddings, www.malverncollegeweddings.co.uk
Photographer, Dearest Love Photography, www.dearestlove.co.uk
Bride's dress, Perfections Bridal Studio, www.perfectionsbridalstudio.com
Flowers, Wild West Flowers, www.facebook.com/wildwestflowers
Stationery, PoppyKate Press, www.poppykatepress.co.uk
Entertainment, The City Folk, www.thecityfolk.co.uk
Catering, Malvern College Weddings caterers Holroyd Howe
Evening food, Marvellous Medicine, www.marvellousmedicinecheltenham.com