Charity seeks cyclists for London to Paris trip | Action Medical Research

Charity seeks cyclists for London to Paris trip

7 February 2000
Leading medical research charity Action Research is seeking participants for its London to Paris Cycle Ride as part of its Touching Lives campaign in 2000 featuring its mascot the legendary Paddington Bear! The London to Paris Cycle Ride takes place between the 19th and 23rd July 2000 and finishes in the city the day before the world’s most famous cycle ride - The Tour de France. This 5 day trip will encompass the delights of both the English and French countryside - allowing riders to experience some glorious scenery that can only be seen whilst travelling through the countries using pedal power. Action Research is offering participants an inclusive package designed to make the trip as safe and as enjoyable as possible. The package includes ferry crossing, return coach travel, accommodation en route, bed and breakfast in a Paris Hotel, picnic lunches on route, a celebration dinner on the Champs Elysees, back-up vehicle support, a cycle mechanic, a physiotherapist and maps. The trip will take riders from London through the Kent countryside to Dover and a ferry to Calais. From Calais the ride will head South to Abbeville and will follow the valley of the River Somme to Amiens and then onto Beauvais. Leaving Beauvais and following the River Thetain and then passing through the Forest of Chantilly, the riders will reach their final destination of the centre of Paris. Action Research is asking participants to commit to raising a minimum of £800 in sponsorship as well an initial non-refundable registration fee of £100. The leading medical charity has been touching lives for almost 50 years. Action Research is responsible for a number of scientific breakthroughs including Britain’s polio and rubella vaccines, the first artificial hip and the first medical use of ultrasound scanning. Today, the charity is funding around 160 projects across the UK - 65% of which are conditions affecting pregnancy, babies and children. The money raised from the London to Paris Cycle Ride will help Action Research touch more lives. By taking part in this fundraising event, you will be helping Action Research in its fight against disease and disability. For an information pack, call the Events Unit on 01403 327447.
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