Preparing for the London to Paris Bike Ride

 

If you hadn't ridden a bike for around 30 years, you might perhaps not consider entering a 300-mile ride without at least putting in some practice first.

However, our Director, Samantha Harrison, is never one to do things by halves, so she is currently in training for the London to Paris Bike Ride – despite not having been on a bike since she was a teenager.

Along with her daughter, Amy, Samantha is one of a team of six riders preparing to complete the route to raise money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

When they decided to sign up, Samantha decided to find a second-hand bike to get her used to being on two wheels again. She visited Resurrection Bikes, a charity based in Harrogate which recycles donated bikes and sells them on to new owners, with profits being given to charities supporting people in some of the poorest communities in the world.

Equipped with a new-to-her bike, Samantha was soon on the move again. She has been using pedal power to cover as many miles as possible in preparation for the challenge. It is as much a mental challenge as a physical one, as she gets used to being on a bike again and prepares for an epic challenge in just a couple of weeks' time.

Along with their friends, Samantha and Amy will set off from London on Wednesday 19th July, and should be in Paris four days later – just as the Tour de France rolls onto the Champs-Elysées. Perfect timing!

We are always keen to support good causes, and Samantha has already completed several runs – including the Yorkshire Marathon – to raise money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

Through our work offering home care in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Settle and further afield, we know many people who are affected by cancer, either themselves or through a family member or close friend. The more work that can be done to research this disease and effective treatments for it, and to support those living with it, the better.

If you would like to support Samantha and Amy on their London to Paris bike ride, and help the Yorkshire Cancer Centre to do even more to help those living with cancer, please click here

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