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London to Paris on a bike....with Parkinson's

posted Sep 10, 2012, 8:04 PM by Dianne James
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Our London to Paris cyclists return triumphant

Our team of 13 London to Paris cyclists returned to the UK yesterday after their 300-mile, 4-day journey ended at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Paul Jackson-Clark, our Director of Fundraising, said:

"I would like to congratulate and say a big thank you to everyone who took to their bikes to raise vital funds for us. I hope everyone had a great time and an experience to remember.

"Without the continued help of our fundraisers, our vital work to find a cure and improve the lives of those living with Parkinson's would not be possible."

Tom Phipps, 57, from Ashton cycled from London to Paris for us and kept a daily blog about his journey. Tom has Parkinson's.

Tom said:  "It was so inspirational to see what my fellow cyclists were prepared to go through to help people with Parkinson's.

"I was very proud of my son Ben who made sure I took my medication on time, and encouraged me all the way even when I was feeling sluggish."

"We were very emotional when we reached the Eiffel Tower, as it felt like such a great sense of achievement. I'd thoroughly recommend the London to Paris challenge to anyone as it was such a humbling experience."

Get on your bike and Pedal for Parkinson's.... get on your bike and Pedal with Parkinson's

If you're inspired by Tom's story then take on the challenge yourself and Cycle from London to Paris in 2013.

Or join Parkinsons UK  Cycle Rajasthan adventure around India in 2013.

Editor's note:  If you live in Brisbane, Australia, and you have Parkinson's - then join a group of other People with Parkinson's on an easy bike ride on Saturday 6 October 2012.  Contact alan @ for more information.