Take on this 330-mile 4-day cycle from London to Paris, arriving in Paris the day before the finale of the Tour de France!
Our route takes us along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling, green fields of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme. The pièce de résistance of this cycle challenge will be the final cycle up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats, before watching them cycle the same route the next day in the ultimate cycle finale.
What: 330-mile 4-day cycle from London to Paris
Date: 15th – 19th July 2020 (various other dates)
Registration Fee: £125
Sponsorship Target: £1,600
Located in the heart of Westminster, we’re the UKs busiest homelessness centre, working in direct contact with vulnerable homeless rough sleepers all year round. Being a local organisation, we don’t have the overheads that others do, and can promise you that 91p in every £1 will be spent on helping homeless people. Running for us means you will be directly supporting the homeless people who need your help most, through our services which enable people to access housing, employment training, and professional support to overcome personal issues.
What support will we give you?
We’ll be sending you a high-quality cycling jersey, personalised with your name.
We can also help with advice on training and support to achieve your fundraising target.
We’ll also be inviting you into our centre so you can see the difference you make first-hand, and so that we can say a massive thank you!
What difference will you be making?
There are two different fundraising options for this challenge, which are explained in more detail during the registration process:
Option A Committing to raising the minimum sponsorship of £1,600.
Option B Self-fund by paying the challenge balance of £815, and commit to raising as much as you are able to for homeless people.
This amount could fund 25 full initial assessmentss for newly homeless people, creating their action plans and giving them access to hot nutritious meals, showers, laundry and GP services or 4 vulnerable homeless rough sleepers to have a course of specialist one-to-one mental health support sessions which will help them to positively cope with their problems and move forward. Considering that approximately two thirds of homeless people living on the streets have mental health problems which are often severely hindering their ability to move on from the streets, that is a massive contribution.