Touching Lives - March 2006
London to Paris bike ride gets bigger
Following the success of last year’s ride, when 180 cyclists raised £275,000 for Action Medical Research, and due to popular demand for places, we are introducing a second route to give participants a choice in which roads will take them to the French capital in time to watch the finish of the Tour de France.
The new route passes through beautiful Surrey and Sussex countryside, crossing the water between Newhaven and Dieppe, and then along the quiet, snaking roads of Northern France, stopping at Lisieux and Vernon, before the traditional sprint down the Champs Elysées for a champagne finish at the Eiffel Tower.
This route offers a shorter first day of cycling (62 miles as opposed to a more daunting 90 miles on route one) and the opportunity to cycle through the beautiful scenery at the mouth of the river Seine.
^The additional route will allow us to take up to 300 cyclists, making the 2006 London to Paris Bike Ride the biggest yet!^
To support our cyclists in their fundraising and training, we have also developed a new online system.The online account gives cyclists access to a sponsorship facility, discussion forums and the London to Paris Events Zone which contains fundraising ideas, training guides and much more.
If you are interested in taking part in this year’s ride, 19th — 23rd July 2006, call 0870 333 1662 or click here for more details.