London to Paris to London

OnRoad Leisure , London – Thursday, 06 Sep 2012

Event Summary

Event Overview

Not content with the tried and tested charity ride from London to Paris, 12 intrepid riders from Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club (LBRCC) have just completed the inaugural London2Paris2London ride.

Cover more than 600 miles in just four days, this is the first time that this route has been attempted for charity. The team raised more than £x000 for Carers Trust, the UK’s leading carers charity, to support its work with young carers.

The idea was the brainchild of LBRCC club member Jason Horn. As well as being a keen cyclist Jason, 41, is Head of Guest Services at Butlins.

The holiday company is supporting the ride as part of its Charity of The Year partnership with Carers Trust, which is now in its fifth year.

The ride was such a success that Jason said they’re already planning next year’s event, and are keen to hear from other cyclist interested in taking part.

“The ride lived up to all of our expectations – and more!” Jason said.

“The route was fantastic, and there were some great climbs and descends over the four days. Riding into Paris was an amazing experience, but I think the most emotional point was the return to London.

“It was a very tough journey but incredibly rewarding, and I’d definitely recommend it to any other cyclists looking for a new challenge.”

 

 

The statistics:

KM covered: 1000 +

Ride time: 33:28:11 (hr:min:sec)

Average speed: 16.5 mph

Pedal rotations: 192,768

Feet climbed: 20,324

Top speed: 52.1 mph

Longest Stage: Day 2 at 292 KM (St Omer to Paris)

Punctures: 1

Event Details

Event URN:

241468

Start Date:

Thu, 6th Sep 2012

Finish date:

Sun, 9th Sep 2012

Event Type:

OnRoad Leisure (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

St James' Palace, Chapel Royal, Cleveland Row, London, SW1A 1DH

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Results

Provisional Results

The Magnificent 6 and a half who completed the ride are

Joe Hurley

Craig Martin

Vince Barron

Jason Horn

Rob Nelson

Carl Keen

plus

Derrie Maher 2 days (mechanical)

Toby Maloy 1 day (longest ride ever ro Toby 142 miles)

 

 

About the Event

Info for Riders

Event - 6th to 9th September 2012. We will have a training camp sometime in May. Purpose: To raise funding and awareness for the Carers Trust see www.carers.org Process: Ride from London to Paris and back in 4 days – around 1000km overall You will be part of history in the making helping the 600,000 young carers across the UK by giving them a future. Our Young Carers look after parents, siblings & family suffering from among many things Cancer, MS, Dementia, they are our nations unsung heroes. Please download the attachments for full details or email the organiser.

The Rides

London 2 Paris 2 London (4 days) - The Big Ride for Carers Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Thu 06/09/12 08:00 --- --- 1000km / 621 miles
Thu 06/09/12 – 08:00

Event Summary

Event Overview

Not content with the tried and tested charity ride from London to Paris, 12 intrepid riders from Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club (LBRCC) have just completed the inaugural London2Paris2London ride.

Cover more than 600 miles in just four days, this is the first time that this route has been attempted for charity. The team raised more than £x000 for Carers Trust, the UK’s leading carers charity, to support its work with young carers.

The idea was the brainchild of LBRCC club member Jason Horn. As well as being a keen cyclist Jason, 41, is Head of Guest Services at Butlins.

The holiday company is supporting the ride as part of its Charity of The Year partnership with Carers Trust, which is now in its fifth year.

The ride was such a success that Jason said they’re already planning next year’s event, and are keen to hear from other cyclist interested in taking part.

“The ride lived up to all of our expectations – and more!” Jason said.

“The route was fantastic, and there were some great climbs and descends over the four days. Riding into Paris was an amazing experience, but I think the most emotional point was the return to London.

“It was a very tough journey but incredibly rewarding, and I’d definitely recommend it to any other cyclists looking for a new challenge.”

 

 

The statistics:

KM covered: 1000 +

Ride time: 33:28:11 (hr:min:sec)

Average speed: 16.5 mph

Pedal rotations: 192,768

Feet climbed: 20,324

Top speed: 52.1 mph

Longest Stage: Day 2 at 292 KM (St Omer to Paris)

Punctures: 1

Event Details

Event URN:

241468

Start Date:

Thu, 6th Sep 2012

Finish date:

Sun, 9th Sep 2012

Event Type:

OnRoad Leisure (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

St James' Palace, Chapel Royal, Cleveland Row, London, SW1A 1DH

View map

Results

Provisional Results

The Magnificent 6 and a half who completed the ride are

Joe Hurley

Craig Martin

Vince Barron

Jason Horn

Rob Nelson

Carl Keen

plus

Derrie Maher 2 days (mechanical)

Toby Maloy 1 day (longest ride ever ro Toby 142 miles)

 

 

About the Event

Info for Riders

Event - 6th to 9th September 2012. We will have a training camp sometime in May. Purpose: To raise funding and awareness for the Carers Trust see www.carers.org Process: Ride from London to Paris and back in 4 days – around 1000km overall You will be part of history in the making helping the 600,000 young carers across the UK by giving them a future. Our Young Carers look after parents, siblings & family suffering from among many things Cancer, MS, Dementia, they are our nations unsung heroes. Please download the attachments for full details or email the organiser.

The Rides

London 2 Paris 2 London (4 days) - The Big Ride for Carers Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Thu 06/09/12 08:00 --- --- 1000km / 621 miles
Thu 06/09/12 – 08:00

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