26th June to 2nd July - Introduction
Cycling Paris to Blackpool will be an awesome experience starting from the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, where Steve Prescott once visited, then setting off on a 450 mile bike ride to the magnificent Blackpool Tower.
Whilst the normal charity cycle is from Paris to London as ever the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) have gone that step further and has stretched this charity challenge by cycling on to the famous Blackpool Tower. This is a truly inspirational ride that will take you through some magnificent scenic towns, making your heart burst with pride as you cycle this epic challenge for this amazing cause and continuing the great mans legacy!
The SPF has so far donated over £1.6 Million to its chosen charities and is making a huge difference to so many people’s lives. As you peddle along, every cog you turn will be supporting The Christie Cancer Hospital, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the SPF Special Causes Fund.
You are going to be in for a fantastic cycle ride. The tarmac in France is superb, and cycling is the nation’s favourite sport, so don’t be surprised if the locals cheer you on! On the ‘French side’, we cycle along quiet country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France. Once we have taken the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth, the journey to Blackpool takes us through some glorious undulating countryside with beautiful English villages along the way.
Whether you are a regular cyclist or simply a novice, as long as you are willing to train hard, then this event is perfect for you.