cyclists complete London to Paris fundraising bike ride
Burnham-On-Sea residents have completed a cycle ride from the
London Eye to the Eiffel Tower in Paris to raise money for Breast
Medd and partner Louise Crew pedalled between the two cities over
five days, raising around £1,300 in the process.
has completed a challenge every year for the past 14 years to
raise money for breast cancer charities, and has taken part in
the Moonwalk, the London Marathon and the London to Brighton night
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We wanted to do something different
this year, so looked at organised rides, but they seemed to cater
for racers in Lycra more than riders of our pace!"
we mapped the route ourselves using the Avenue Verte, a cycle
route between London and Paris developed in time for the Olympics,
with a crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe."
route tries not to use main roads and is a joy to ride all the
way to Paris where it is very meandering and the locals find it
'tres amusant' to move the signs or remove them altogether so
navigation was not easy!"
made the error of leaving too many miles to do on the last day
- 71 mapped miles that turned out to be 78 miles including a few
wrong turns, and 11 hours on the road."
added: "But we thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, and would
like to thank all those that sponsored us."
is not too late to make a donation to the pair by clicking here.