Cyclists head to Paris to raise money for Action Research
11 July 2002
Over 60 cyclists will be leaving from Greenwich on Wednesday 24th July, on their way to Paris to watch the finale of the Tour de France.
There to see them off will be Action Research President, General The Lord Guthrie together with the charity’s loveable mascot, Paddington Bear!
The cyclists are taking part in Action Research’s London to Paris Cycle Ride which is particularly special this year as the charity celebrates a milestone in its successful history – 50 years of touching lives through medical research.
The ride finishes on 28th July 2002, the day before the world’s most famous cycle race – The Tour de France.
On leaving Greenwich the riders cycle through the beautiful Kent countryside, before crossing the Channel to France. From Calais they ride to Abbeville and then onto Beauvais before crossing the River Theram and heading towards Paris, when riders will reach their final destination – the Eiffel Tower!
Anthony North, Events Manager for Action Research, said: “Our Touching Lives Campaign aims to raise £2.5 million for vital medical research to benefit children and families across the UK. We are delighted that General The Lord Guthrie and Paddington Bear are able to join us and give the cyclists a great send off!”
For further information please contact Vicki Rayment on 01403 327404 or Nicole Duckworth on 01403 327403. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about Action Research can be found at our website www.action.org.uk
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