Are you tough enough to take on 240 miles in 24 hours? The London to Paris 24 Cycle Challenge requires strength, determination and stamina and the automotive industry charity BEN, is offering a final opportunity for seriously keen cyclists to take part in the 2015 event, departing on Friday 5th June and returning 7th June. The closing date for booking is the end of March.
The competition is heating up and among the entrants who are taking part in this incredible challenge are Frank Massey, Director at Automotive Diagnostic Solutions, Mark Hadaway, Editor of Bodyshop Magazine and Stephen Brighton, Managing Director, Hepworth Honda.
The registration fee is £99 and the minimum sponsorship of £1,000 covers transport on the Eurostar, accommodation plus all food and drinks (except Eurostar). As well as a guaranteed place in one of the most exhilarating cycling events, BEN will support entrants with training tips, help set up justgiving or virginmoneygiving sites and even provides a bag of goodies to keep their cyclists on the move. Join the Strava forum (www.strava.com/clubs/BENMotorCharity) and share training strategies, monitor progress and connect with other cyclists.
On taking up the challenge, Frank said: “I am fortunate to be in good health and appreciate those who are not need our help and support. My aim is to raise support from all my friends and contacts within the independent sector to reach a minimum target of £2,000, to aid this great and diverse charity. Cycling is an absolute passion of mine – next to the automotive industry of course – so my intention is to finish in style.”
Following on from this Bekki Chandler, BEN’s Events Executive, commented: “Thank you to everyone who has signed up for this exceptional challenge. It takes true strength, determination and stamina to take part. There are still places available and I would love to hear from anyone who is up for a challenge with a difference. After arriving in Paris a ‘celebratory dinner’ will be held Saturday evening to say ‘thank you’ and meet your family and friends who have also supported you through this strenuous challenge. The rewarding knowledge is that the vital funds raised will help so many more of our industry colleagues who are facing tough times and are in need of our help.”
For more information on taking part contact Bekki on 01344 294714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.