Stewarts Law employees participate in the London to Paris charity cycle challenge
16 May 2012
On 21 June 2012 six Stewarts Law employees and partners; Paul Paxton, Julian Chamberlayne, Andrew Dinsmore, Muiris Lyons, Daniel Turnbull and Grant Incles will join The Stoke Mandeville Team in their attempt to cycle the 520 km route from London to Paris over three days.
The Stoke Mandeville Team also includes five ex-patients of Stoke Mandeville Hospital who will be using handcycles. They will be the first hand cycling team to complete this incredible feat with HotChillee.
The HotChillee London to Paris (L2P) ride is recognised as one of the world's most exciting amateur cycle events and is as close to the Tour de France experience as a non-professional cyclist can get. The Daily Telegraph listed L2P within the top 25 mass participation events and also listed it in the top 10 international endurance events.
The event is distinguished by having rolling road closures throughout France. There are only two cycling events that are granted road closures in the centre of the French capital; the other is the Tour de France.
The Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust has been nominated as one of the charities of the event and the team will be aiming to raise funds for much needed specialist sport therapy facilities to assist with the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury.
Given that Stoke Mandeville Hospital was the birthplace of the Paralympics, it is fitting that such a challenge should take place in the year that the Olympic and Paralympic games take place in London. L2P will be filmed by Euro Sports and shown as a prelude to their coverage of the Tour de France 2012.
Stewarts Law is proud and excited to be part of this venture and it will be hoped very much that you would be able to join us in supporting this gruelling endeavour.
We would like to ask you for your support by sponsoring us on our JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/StewartsLaw-L2P, or by attending The Stoke Mandeville Summer Ball. Tickets cost £70 per person or £600 for a table of ten. The ball is to be held on 15 June 2012 at Pendley Manor in Hertfordshire. For more information, please contact Jessica Bowles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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