Marie Curie Cancer Care has been named the official UK charity partner for the Tour de France, which begins next year with a Grand Départ in Yorkshire. The charity will also be staging a three-day charity ride from London - where Stage 3 of the 2014 race finishes - to Paris, timed to coincide with the conclusion of the 101st edition of the Tour in the French capital in July next year.
That ride will see cyclists head to Dover on Thursday 24 July 2014, before boarding a ferry to take them across the Channel for two more days of riding to Paris, with the journey finishing beneath the Eiffel Tower.
On Sunday 27 July, participants will be able to watch the final stage of the Tour as the race concludes on the Champs-Elysées.
The charity, which operates nine hospices, says that money raised through the charity cycle ride, will help fund its nurses’ work to provide care for terminally ill patients both at those locations and in their own homes.
Ed Turnham, Regional Events Fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The London to Paris Cycle is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in cycling, keeping fit or simply looking for a new challenge.
“Following in the footsteps of British cycling heroes, this is a unique chance to wear Marie Curie’s own yellow jersey and to ride triumphantly through the streets of Paris at the end of the challenge.
“By signing up you will be making a significant difference, helping Marie Curie Nurses to provide more care to terminally ill patients at a crucial time.
“Added to that the fact that the 2014 Grand Départ of the Tour de France comes to the UK makes it all the more relevant to British people.”
Entry to the ride costs £150, and participants, who must by aged 18 years or older, are required to raise minimum sponsorship of £1,450.
The return to London from Paris will be by Eurostar - your bike will be taken back separately, and you'll be reunited with it at St Pancras - and early registration is recommended.
You can find more information about the ride on the charity’s website.
No worries. In NFBUK world shared paths will be banned, so that goes away and you are back in the road .
He's not on the board as a representative of Shell.
Again I'm missing the link but IIRC there *is* evidence (presented in the failed attempt to get 30mph default changed to 20mph as default in...
Here is the headline and introduction which pretty much sums up the article....
google maps / my sat nav sat nav told me to come this way
"why should I be forced to cycle at 20mph when 25mph gets me there faster?"...
Or a Birdy. Though much rarer....
And today's self-appointed rapid reaction forum busybody is? ...
If £150 is too much then Lidl do a great fully adjustable stand for less than £40. Mine easily holds a heavy e-bike with it's battery....
This is the equivalent of The Woofumpuss from Vision On.