London to Paris on Bike
Wakefield Wildcats Women and Girls Development Officer Clare Marlow has recently taken up the challenge of biking approximately 300 miles from London to Paris on 22 – 26 June, in aid of The Stroke Association. This was spurred on in memory of her late grandparents and also on behalf of family members who have suffered from strokes in the last year.
The challenge will take four days to complete; the group of 120 will be leaving London and heading towards Tonbridge, then on through the Kent countryside to Dover where they’ll catch the ferry to Calais. From there, they head south to Arras, then on to Compiegne. The final leg of the journey will take them South West and on to Paris where their challenge will be complete when they hit the Eiffel Tower.
Clare is currently based in Leeds, her home since leaving Melton Mowbray for University is training around her role as Women and Girls Rugby Development Officer
Clare is hoping to raise £1,350 that will go towards the work of the Charity. The Stroke Association is the only national charity solely concerned with combating strokes in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its community services.
Clare has been training hard for this cycling mission but has a lot more to come. It’s the first time she has attempted anything as extreme as this. Her furthest bike ride to date has been 47 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor castle in aid of the Princes Trust in September 2010.
If you would like to support Clare on her cycling mission, please email email@example.com; Alternatively you can sponsor her directly by logging onto her website http://www.justgiving.com/Clare-Marlow
Further information on The Stroke Association can be obtained by visiting their webpage; www.stroke.org.uk
For more information, please contact: Clare Marlow
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.