Cyclists brave rain en route to Paris
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.