A stunning and amazing adventure cycling from the very start on Day 1, from London to Calais through the beautiful Kent countryside, a mix of coast and castles and rolling hills, the ferry from Dover and then a torchlight procession through the streets of Calais to a party in our hotel an incredible 100 miles later.
Day 2 and 3 took us through the quiet lanes of Northern France, through the Somme battlefields and mile after mile of farms and Chateau’s. Gourmet food at our lunch stops kept us well and truly fuelled for the undulating landscapes with frequent café stops en route.
Day 4 was the most awesome and emotional day as we all cycled together in team colours, looking quite an amazing sight. From the outskirts of Paris the emotions ran high as we neared our goal, cheered on by the Parisians, toasting us as we went by their cafes, honking their horns and taking as many pictures of us as we did of them. We cycled up and around the Arc de Triomphe and then pushed on to the iconic Eiffel Tower itself. Our families and friends were there to meet us and the champagne flowed just as much as the tears.
Job done…mission accomplished…now time to celebrate our achievements! So…to sum it up…320 miles, 4 days cycling, 6 months of training, £105,000 raised and we had done it. The most incredible experience ever!!
“It has taken most of every minute of the last 8 months to train for. I can only say that to have achieved it, with such a wonderful team of incredible individuals that grew larger, stronger and closer over the last few months, is one of life’s precious moments. To have raised over £100k is an amazing testimony to these people, their families and friends this is not the end, it is just the start”…Sarah May 2015.