London to Paris Bike Ride with Doctors of the World UK

London to Paris Bike Ride with Doctors of the World UK

Following the huge success of our bike ride in 2010, Doctors of the World UK (Médecins du Monde) is calling for more adventurous cyclists to sign up for the sixth London to Paris Bike Ride 2011. This incredible three-day challenge covers 242 miles (387km) of stunningly colourful countryside until reaching Paris and one of its most famous landmark, the Arc de Triomphe.
Riders from the UK will be joined by French and Belgium teams bringing an international flavour to the event.

Cycling enthusiast Dr Davina Sharma from L2P 2010 says it is a fabulous experience: “I have so many great memories but finishing in Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower was the perfect way to end. I really felt quite emotional by the end of it all. I was so pleased I was able to support Doctors of the World and their vital work; it is a great and important charity."

The team leaves London on Thursday 14 July, arriving at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris by late afternoon on Saturday 16 July. Cyclists can rest their tired legs on Sunday 17 July, sightsee and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The funds raised will be used to provide medical care to vulnerable people through our projects around the world who are touched by natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, conflict, like our ongoing emergency mission in Iraq, or extreme poverty like our HIV/AIDS prevention project in Myanmar (Burma).

As well as helping those further afield, Doctors of the World also runs projects in developed countries, including here in London, where our volunteer led Project:London clinic helps marginalised people who cannot access mainstream healthcare services.

Participants pay a £99 Registration fee, then pledge to raise £1,300 in sponsorship funds which covers all the trip costs.

Teams made up of 5 people or more, will benefit from a reduction in the final fundraising target.

For an information pack for the Doctors of the World UK’s London to Paris Bike Ride 2011, email tpastena@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk or phone or Teresa on 020 7515 7534.
Bike Ride logistics are being arranged by Tall Stories www.tallstories.co.uk

For additional information and images, please contact Teresa on 020 7515 7534 or email tpastena@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

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Venue: UK tour – various venues
Website: http://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/events/londontoparisbikeride.asp
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