November 13 2014.

BEN, the automotive industry charity, is taking bookings now for what is certain to be a popular and challenging ride for avid cyclists. The route chosen to reach Paris from London by bike measures 240 miles and the challenge is to ride through the night to reach Paris in just 24 hours. If personal achievements are what drive you then this should definitely be next on your list. Departure is Friday June 5th 2015, returning on June 7th.

Your ‘warm up’ starts from Blackheath Common and heads through the rolling roads and hills of the North and South Downs en route to the Sussex coast where you say farewell to Britain for your long weekend in France! Stunning Normandy countryside and charming French villages lie ahead once you arrive in Dieppe having relaxed for a while on the Newhaven ferry.

The final leg of your journey takes you through the suburbs of Paris to the world famous Eiffel Tower for celebratory drinks and photos to mark your fantastic achievement. After a well-earned night’s rest in a Parisian hotel it’s then time to catch a Eurostar train for a slightly faster return journey back to London.

Don’t miss out – book your place early to avoid disappointment. The entry fee is just £99 and includes ferry, hotel plus all food and drinks (except on Eurostar). Enter now and you have six months to raise your minimum sponsorship of £1,000 and of course we’ll be on hand to help you but between, family, friends and work colleagues you’ll be surprised how quickly your total increases!

“Strength, Determination and Stamina are the essentials needed to complete this unforgettable journey, said Bekki Chandler, BEN Challenge Events Coordinator, who went on to say, “Challenging yourself on a regular basis benefits the body and mind, more so when you’re also raising money to help people in times of hardship. At BEN we help thousands of current and former automotive industry workers every year and value all the funds our supporters raise. We look forward to greeting you at the finish line as you complete the monumental achievement of 240 miles in 24 hours.”

For more information on London – Paris 24 visit the BEN web site where you will also find an online booking form.

Or contact Bekki Chandler on 01344 294714 or via email: