Cy­clists brave rain en route to Paris

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

NEVER say die char­ity cy­clists said “c’est la vie” to howl­ing wind and rain when ped­al­ing 287 miles from Peter­bor­ough to Paris.

The Posh2­paris cy­cling group has raised more than £8,000 and still count­ing forthe Free Kicks Foun­da­tion. They com­pleted the ride be­tween April 29 and May 2 - at the height of a spell of wet weather.

Cy­clist Marc Humphries, who or­gan­ised the event, said: “It was very wet and cold, but at least the wind was push­ing us in the right di­rec­tion most of the way.

“I was ec­static when we fi­nally got to Paris, but also dis­ap­pointed that the ad­ven­ture was over.”

Marc was joined by Chris Sharpe, Chris Slade, Katie Mor­ris, Mick Pal­lett, Matt Booth, Martin Ma­son, John Pil­grim and David Carter.

Marc’s dad John, and Free Kicks Foun­da­tion founder Stevethorpe drove ahead in a sup­port ve­hi­cle.

Their van was the only ve­hi­cle that got lost, when they strug­gled to nav­i­gate the Champs-élysées.

To do­nate to the ap­peal visit www.just­giv­ing.com/posh2­paris.

nous sommes ar­rivés: The group of nine cy­clists af­ter get­ting to the Eif­fel Tower in Paris.

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