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London to Paris Cycle Challenge

July 29, 2014

On 30thJuly two BrightHouse employees will be hopping on their bikes to take part in the London to Paris Cycle challenge to raise money for the NSPCC.

Jack Tominey and Paul Stevens will be cycling over 280 miles from Blackheath Common in London to the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in one of the great cycle experiences of Europe.

The route will see them travelling through the beautiful countryside of Kent to the busy port of Dover, where they will board a ferry to Calais. From there they will cycle through Arras, Compiègne, and then finally into Paris via the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées, ending up on the Champs de Mars beneath the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Jack and Paul have been training for the event since the beginning of the year, and regularly cycle together at weekends, clocking up a combined mileage of around 1200 miles to date! Paul has done some cycling in the past, so this challenge has given him the perfect excuse to get back in the saddle. Jack had only cycled leisurely before preparing for this challenge, but he’s certainly taken to it with enthusiasm.

While there’ll be lots of beautiful scenery and things to see on their way to Paris, the journey is still a challenge of endurance and stamina, and this sort of preparation is key. Paul also took part in the Wiggle Chiltern Classic Sportive event on the 28th June, cycling 73 miles and climbing to 1252 metres, helping him to prepare.

Jack and Paul will be setting off on the 30th July, and hope to raise a total of £1300 for the NSPCC in sponsorships. If you would like to show your support, and contribute to their fundraising, you can find their Just Giving page here:

They also wish to say a big thank you to BrightHouse supplier Sharp, who have generously supported Paul and Jack with a bike for the event.

We’re sure Paul and Jack will have a fantastic time in this challenge, and we wish them both the best of luck.

Keep an eye on the blog in the near future to find out how they got on.