Cyclists prepare for Scope ride from London to Paris

Cyclists prepare for Scope ride from London to Paris

Four ambitious cyclists from Scotland are getting ready to set off on a trip that will see them ride from London to Paris in less than 24 hours in aid of the disability charity Scope.

Grant Watson, Jerry Balloch, Neil Dryden and Tim Gibson - collectively known as the ‘Ronde Riders’ - are scheduled to start pedaling at Blackheath in the capital on Saturday 6th July, and aim to arrive at the Eiffel Tower under a day later, despite the 280 miles of hard travelling that will be required.

Each cyclist plans to raise at least £1,200 in sponsorship for completing the challenging journey, and are also considering riding back to their Edinburgh base once they have had time for a short rest in France!

Scope has a proud history of providing vital help to people dealing with different kinds of disabilities in every aspect of their lives, and is a huge support to many who are dependent on Motability cars and other such aids.


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