On Wednesday 19th July 200 participants set off on their cycling adventure the London to Paris Tour de France – starting from Crystal Palace, London and finishing in the heart of Paris! Over the next 4 days, our cyclists embarked on a challenge they would never forget as they journeyed through the beautiful English countryside and into rural France before making their way to the finish line at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Over 50 amazing charities were represented on the ride including our headline charity Teenage Cancer Trust who had over 100 cyclists taking on 300 miles on two wheels! The atmosphere and energy from all of our participants was so incredible, each rider had raised a huge amount of money and the effort put into their fundraising was truly fantastic.
Throughout the cycle it was wonderful to see our participants bonding and enjoying the ride! This is no mean feat, but every rider had a smile on their face as they pedalled their way to Paris, and that convoy to the Eiffel Tower on the final day is a moment we will never forget. Seeing all of the cyclists making their way to the finish line after four intense days was a true highlight for us. It was so inspiring to see everyone filled with so much happiness and excitement as they completed their cycle – you could really see the sense of achievement each of our riders felt!
Here’s what some of our fantastic cyclists had to say about their experience!
‘This is for you if you want to experience an amazing amount of camaraderie and achievement within four days, and all in aid of great causes.’ Glyn
‘A fantastic sense of achievement.’ Phil
‘Be positive, you CAN do it, it’s easier than you think!’ Ian
‘A once in a lifetime opportunity. I’ve made some great new friends and have never laughed so much. Recommended to everyone of any cycling ability.’ Dan
‘A rewarding challenge supported by so many great people.’ Andy
From everyone here at Skyline, we would like to congratulate all of the brilliant cyclists who took on this challenge and the incredible amount raised for your chosen charity’s! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of something that meant so much to our participants and hear everyone’s motivation and reasons why they had decided to do this trip! If you would like to share your story with us to feature on the blog please email us – we would love to hear it! firstname.lastname@example.org
Well done again, and we hope to see you on another adventure soon!