Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to get on board with their latest fundraising initiative. The challenge will see cyclists pedalling their way from London to Paris, covering 237 miles over 3 days as they take on this iconic challenge while raising funds for the charity which aims to facilitate care that goes above and beyond for people across the county.
“This really is an awesome challenge and having previously completed it myself I know that it offers something for everyone from those looking to get back on their bikes, get fit and take on a new challenge to those more avid cyclists who want to take their biking to the next level,” said Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.
“This is the first challenge of this nature for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity and we hope that it will grab people’s attention from Trust staff and patients to their families and people across our Cornish communities and beyond! All joining together to support our hospitals,” she added.
Challenge participants will be able to choose which fund from the charity to support, this could be a fund to benefit a specific area or the general fund which is used to support areas across the Trust.
The challenge begins in Croydon then takes a route through the English countryside to Portsmouth, before crossing the Channel to Caen. Once across the water, participants will cycle over two days across the French countryside before, on Day Three, reaching the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées, before crossing the finish line at the Eiffel Tower.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the challenge is asked to contact the Fundraising Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01872 252858 or by dropping in to the charity pod at Trelawny Entrance at Royal Cornwall Hospital.