300 Charity Cyclists Set Off For Paris | Action Medical Research

300 Charity Cyclists Set Off For Paris

17 July 2006
**EXCELLENT PHOTO AND FILMING OPPORTUNITY** 300 cyclists, from the keenest enthusiasts to amateur pedallers, will getting up early on 19th July to set off on a four day trip cycling from London to Paris to raise money for the charity Action Medical Research. Amongst the cyclists are people local to the area, some devotees of the event who come back year after year and some are first timers looking for a new challenge. Many are taking part to raise money for very personal reasons, including overcoming their own medical problems or to help others by raising funds for vital medical research. For more information on these stories, and to arrange interviews, please contact the Action Medical Research press office. The cyclists will be covering between 60 and 90 miles per day, stopping at Dover, Calais, Abbeville and Beauvais before reaching Paris just in time to watch the peloton from the Tour de France whiz by. The trip is a serous test of stamina, resolve and pedal power, covering a distance of approximately 300 miles with a number of challenging climbs and great downhill runs. Last year the cyclists on the trip raised over £250,000 to fund vital medal research and this year’s team is keen to break through that target. If you want to Sign up for 2007 you can go online at www.action.org.uk/l2p, call 0870 333 1662 or just text ACTION to 60040 to receive your information pack.
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