Date: Friday 28 April, 2017, 08:00 - Tuesday 2 May, 2017, 17:00
Take 2 wheels, 430kms, 4 days, a bit of sweat and a lot of laughs – that’s the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge.
Get on your bike and join us for 4 unforgettable days in the saddle. Setting off from Bristol you will spend 2 days cycling through quintessentially countryside en-route to Portsmouth. Then we will set sail to France for 2 more action packed days. And if that wasn’t enough we’ll experience the thrill of crossing the Seine to finish triumphant at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Helping children like Ben
Cycle for Bristol’s hospitals and the money you raise will make all the difference to children like Ben whose life was changed in an instant. Whilst playing with friends one morning, Ben went to open the window but lost his balance. He fell from the first floor onto the concrete patio below fracturing his skull. His head injury was so severe he couldn’t walk, talk or eat. He could barely sit up on his own and needed round-the-clock nursing care. For three months, the dedicated team at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children’s Major Trauma and Rehabilitation Unit provided physio, occupational therapy, supportive psychology and help with his speech until, little by little, he began to improve.
Help us raise £100,000
We urgently need to fund £100,000 to support children like Ben from across the South West who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries, brain tumours, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. With your support, by undertaking the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge, we can build a rehabilitation kitchen in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children’s Major Trauma and Rehabilitation Unit to help children re-learn the basic tasks of daily life, create a tranquil oasis garden to provide a quiet, private space for families to spend precious time together, and form a stimulating, fun environment to support every step of a child’s long road to recovery.
Read the 2016 cycle blog, join our Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge Facebook page and watch our 80 cyclists set off for Paris in 2016 below. This could be you in 2017!
Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge 2017 – registration now open
“One of the greatest things I’ve ever taken part in and achieved”
Christian Tait, Founder Creative Cadence Ltd
“Brilliant cause, brilliant people, brilliant challenge. Awesome scenery, awesome cycling, had an awesome time!”
“It was everything I hoped it would be – good company, a real physical challenge and the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you’re part of raising money for a great cause.”
Matt Spry, Founder Emergent Business Solutions Ltd.
Register today and make a difference to children like Ben
Registration closes 30 September, 2016
Friday, April 28, 2017 – 09:00 to Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 21:00