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Cyclists' 650km journey raises thousands for charity

You can still donate on riders' fundraising page after they completed Atlantic-to-Med journey for Cancer Support France

1 June 2018
The riders take a break for lunch at Damazon provided by CSF Dordogne Sud on the fourth day of their epic ride
By Connexion journalist

Cyclists are enjoying a well-earned rest after completing a 650km charity challenge - riding alongside the Canal du Midi from Royan on the Atlantic coast of Gironde, to the Marseillan Plage on the Mediterranean.

The riders have so far raised nearly €8,000 for Cancer Support France, which offers support for English-speaking cancer patients and their friends and families. There is still time to make a donation via the Cycle For Life 2018 fundraising page. You can click on the individual pages of the riders' taking part to give money.

Time for a welcome coffee stop with CSF Lot et Garonne and Bon Coeur

Six riders - including two who have flown over to France from America just to take part - have ridden the entire length of the journey, which lasted 13 days - including two rest days. They have been joined each day by up to nine other cyclists keen to show their support. In total, 32 riders have done completed sections of the challenge.

This year's youngest rider, Louis, enjoying lunch at Moissac

The organisation's President, Penny Parkinson, said the money raised would help cover the cost of the annual three-day Trainers' Conference in November.

If you want to contact someone from Cancer Support France, check its website for details of your nearest group.

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