Yes it is true, I’m cycling from London to Paris in an effort to raise at least £1500 for my chosen charity Marie Curie Cancer Care. I lost my Father to cancer in May 2013 and so when deciding who to raise money for, it was an easy decision to make. As we know too well, cancer is something that will probably effect all of us in some way in our lifetime and the work Marie Curie do in helping those terminally ill with the disease in their final stages is vital to say the least. They also help the families of those affected and I’m ready to put in the miles to help what is a great cause and charity, one whose invaluable work I have witnessed first hand.

Now, on telling people about my quest it has been met with some differing responses. The most constructive thing someone said to me was “at last there is something for your abnormally long legs to do.” I couldn’t disagree and I promised to complete the journey with aplomb and indeed a bicycle. Another questioned why I would want to cycle to Paris when I could easily walk down to St Pancras and get on the Eurostar. Admittedly, I always like the opportunity to walk passed the John Betjeman statue but arriving in Paris by bike should not be looked upon with befuddlement. The first time my Grandfather visited France he had to jump off a landing craft and on to beach whilst avoiding heavy gunfire and that wasn’t even for charity as far as I know but it was for a good cause.

Back to my quest however. I’d be delighted if you could sponsor me for whatever amount you see fit, every bit really does help and I would be most appreciative as I really want to meet my total for Marie Curie Cancer Care. To be honest, I do feel a tad nervous. The fact that I’m attempting to cycle from London to Paris is a big undertaking but one I am confident in accomplishing. The fact that I have to wear cycling shorts for the first time is nothing short of terrifying. Happily, they do have padding and come in an assortment of colours.

If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking here

Thank you, it’s going to be a tough journey but one well worth taking.