On Wednesday 20th July Kelly Weeks and Maritsa Harrington will begin their journey cycling the increasingly popular challenge from London to Paris, in aid of local charity We Hear You.
The 300 mile challenge takes place over 4 days, culminating with the spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower which marks the end of their journey. The participants will also have the opportunity upon completion of their own challenge to watch the finale of this year’s Tour De France, which will be an incredible sight as the cyclists complete their epic journey down the Champs Elysees.
Both Kelly and Maritsa have been training hard to take on the challenge alongside fundraising for their chosen charity, We Hear You. By taking on this amazing challenge they are committed to raising funds to provide counselling for local children and adults that have been affected by cancer and life limiting illness.
Kelly Weeks said “I kind of just fell into signing up for the challenge. I had not long had my second son and felt like I could do with a physical challenge, so agreed with Maritsa to sign up for one. I was anticipating a 10k run, not a ride to Paris via bicycle! However I really wanted to support a great local charity at the same time so what better opportunity than to do it whilst cycling to Paris."
Maritsa said “The main reason I'm fundraising for WHY is because it's such a fantastic local charity. I feel really as though I should do as much as I can to help them continue their invaluable work.”
Gemma Wilkes, Fundraiser for We Hear You, said “We are so proud of Maritsa and Kelly for taking on this challenge in aid of We Hear You. This is such a fantastic opportunity for them to experience a truly inspirational cycle challenge, whilst raising both vital funds and the profile of We Hear You. We wish them both the very best of luck.
Would you like to take part in a challenge?
We Hear You would love to hear from anyone who might be looking for a challenge for 2017. Working in partnership with Global Adventures there are a number of challenges both in the UK and overseas that cater for all abilities. By doing something incredible you also provide support to children and adults affected by cancer and life threatening conditions in your local community. Contact us for more details.
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