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Join In And Take Action In 2019

2 MIN READ • 14th August 2022
Ackelina Cvijetic by Ackelina Cvijetic

Get on your bike this year for a fantastic cause, and you get to go to France!

Looking for a challenge this year? Determined to test your stamina and endurance? Whether a cycling beginner or aficionado, children’s charity Action Medical Research (action.org.uk) have an event to suit you.

What does the event involve?

Action’s London to Paris ride is one of Europe’s greatest cycling challenges. Find the new you and hop on the saddle to pedal 270 miles in this four-day charity challenge. This challenge will reward you with a route steeped in history with beautiful, varying landscapes, making it gratifying for all to enjoy, with plenty of opportunities for photos. Why not pop in to refuel at bijou cafés or simply spend time getting to know your fellow riders.

Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, riders will cross the Channel and continue south through small villages and medieval market towns. The route follows winding roads parallel to the coast, as well as the shady beech-tree-lined avenues. With long days in the saddle and some challenging hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower – the finishing point of the adventure – will evoke an enormous sense of achievement. The final day in Paris offers the opportunity to explore the sights, or watch one of the world’s greatest sporting events, the final stage of the Tour de France.

Over the past 20 years, Action has taken thousands of riders to Paris, many of whom return to ride again because they love the event.

“You’re not just a number, the charity treats you like a real person and you build relationships with the team. The communication helps you learn all about the charity, get your fundraising going and you know you’re making a real difference to save little lives.”

What will my participation mean?

Taking part in Action’s 20th anniversary ride will satisfy your mind, body and soul. It will also grant you the freedom of the open road, which gives you the time and space to clear your mind. Your physical stamina is pushed to its limits while you simultaneously do something amazing. Therefore, you’ll be helping both a wonderful cause and your wellbeing.

Action is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities funding medical research to save and change the lives of babies and children. Your tremendous efforts in the saddle could fund life-saving research to help end the devastation caused by premature birth. You’ll also aid other vital research projects across the UK, tackling some of the toughest fights our children face. So why not join Team Action on the London to Paris bike ride.

Action London to Paris is running 24-28th July 2019, visit action.org.uk/healthandwellbeing for more info and to book.

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