It’s been nearly 2 years since I last did a big charity event so I thought it was about time I did another one. This time it’s all about cycling. I just bought a bike so I might as well get some use out of it right?! I chose the London to Paris cycle ride as it will certainly be sufficiently challenging for me – I am the most wobbly and unconfident cyclist so this is not going to be easy for me by any stretch of the imagination, but it should be fun.
Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I suffer with anxiety disorder hence why I’ve chosen to support Anxiety UK. I’m hoping that doing something like this will raise awareness about it and show people that you can have a mental health disorder and still be successful, happy and healthy.
Anxiety UK help support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
What I would love is to gather together a team of people with twitter accounts and blogs who can help spread the word so that we can fundraise as a team, get together to train and support each other, even if virtually.
More about the event
Date: 14 to 18 May 2014
Duration: 5 days
Organisers: The fabulous Discover Adventure, a great UK company who I’ve used before, organise the trip.
Pricing: You can choose two payment routes (both require a £149 deposit): you can either choose the fundraising option where you raise all the money for the trip (£1300) or you pay for the tour yourself (£650) and raise money for the charity separately (please aim to raise at least £500).
Itinerary: More information on the itinerary can be found here.
What’s included? All accommodation is included, as well as transport (by ferry and Eurostar) and all meals during the trip (except three meals – available in full itinerary). It also includes full trip support of experienced Discover Adventure leaders, drivers and mechanics.
What’s not included? It does not include personal travel insurance, three meals as specified above, transport around Paris on Day 5, a bicycle, drinks, extra food, personal items or entry to any optional tourist sites you may wish to visit.
Want to join in? So – if you would also like to join in drop me a line here firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you some information and a booking form. Alternatively, please feel free to book directly with Discover Adventure (they have lots of space) and let me know when you have done so.