London to Paris bike ride for UCLH Charitable Foundation 

30/07/2010 00:00 

Last Wednesday as most people were still in bed, 18 adventurers wound their way to Crystal Palace to set off on four day cycle ride from London to Paris.

The UCLH cyclists pose with Jon Snow before they set off

The UCLH cyclists pose with Jon Snow before they set off

At the time of their departure this group of UCLH staff and supporters had already raised over £32,000 for UCLH Charitable Foundation, with most of this money going towards the new Cancer Centre being built on Huntley Street.

A challenge of a lifetime for many, this bike ride is gaining in popularity with the launch of the bike to work scheme.

Jon Snow, Channel 4 News anchor, and president of the Cyclists Touring Club, braved the early morning to go along and show his support. He said: “Attending the send off of UCLH’s intrepid 18 riders to Paris, I was struck by how many doctors, nurses and even a patient or two were giving up their time to raise these vital funds for the cancer centre. All power to their kleets!’

A rapidly growing fundraising event, UCLH Charitable Foundation are hoping that next year’s London to Paris bike ride will have encourage even more supporters to take the opportunity to hop on their bikes and take part in something that will not only remain a milestone in their lives, but in the history of the cancer centre.

If you are interested in taking part in next year’s event please contact Hannah Persaud at for more information. If enough people sign up now there are numerous opportunities to meet your fellow participants, partake in regular training sessions and help to mould this into one of the biggest events in London’s events calendar!

Hannah said: "A huge thank you to all of you who took part in this years cycle ride, with the support of people like you we can really make a difference."


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