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Bristol's hospitals urging city's businesses to get involved in cycling challenge

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 08 October 2018 16:16

Bristol's hospitals urging city's businesses to get involved in cycling challenge

Businesses looking for a challenge for 2019 can join the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge to raise money for Bristol’s hospitals.

This year 80 cyclists will be taking the new 470km route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where they will finish by the Eiffel Tower.

The event, which is being organised by the official charity for UH Bristol’s hospitals, Above & Beyond, is taking place between 11 and 15 September 2019.

Previous participants have included a cystic fibrosis patient, the dad of a baby who had surgery while still in the womb and a heart attack patient – all treated at Bristol city centre hospitals.

Thrings and Plaster Creative have previously entered corporate teams into the ride and a team from DAC Beachcroft has taken part in the challenge for the last three years, raising more than £100,000.

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Edd Smith, corporate partnerships and community fundraising manager for Above & Beyond, said: “The ride is a great way for colleagues to get together and give something back to Bristol’s hospitals.

“This year cyclists can choose to fundraise for whichever of the nine UH Bristol hospitals that means the most to them.

“Taking part is a fantastic way to say thank you to the incredibly hardworking NHS staff and we expect there to be a mix of staff, patients, companies and individuals looking for a new challenge.

The Bristol to Paris Challenge is open to all cycling abilities, with nutrition and bike maintenance support, group training rides and fundraising tips and advice all included.

For more information or to sign up visit aboveandbeyond.org.uk.

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