60 Postcards: Create. Share. Inspire. Bringing you news every Tuesday on the ongoing 60 Postcards journey (you can read a summary of the story here), and on Friday I share a story of an inspirational person, project or cause.

It brings me a GREAT amount of pleasure and pride to bring this post to you today. I may have put the postcards to one side for a while, but they are making a very big come back soon and there is a very strong link with my original journey (except I didn’t do it quite like this!).

My hero, Mr Paul Chadwick (Dad), has got a team together for a fundraising challenge with a twist. Dad along with Paul, Tony, Tom, Gemma and Adam are taking on the mammoth task of cycling all of the way from London to Paris – Tower Bridge to the Eiffel Tower! The Team will take four days to make their way over there and are hoping to raise as much money as they can for Cancer Research UK.

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They have been training very hard and the date for the ride is fast approaching. They set off from the Tower of London on the Thursday 24th July and head to Newhaven and catch the ferry to Dieppe. Then they follow the Avenue Verte to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, completely their mission on Sunday 27th July. Now cycling fans will recognise that date – it has been chosen for a very special reason. The final stage of the Tour de France is also on that Sunday! The 60 Postcards Tower 2 Tower Cycle team will be finishing when the City of Love is buzzing with more bicycles than ever.

There are six members in the team so this means that they will take ten handwritten postcards each (written by myself) and they will scatter them along the way at times they feel are right! I am already excited at the prospect of gaining more postcard finders!

I was able to interview the gang when I was last at home in Dorset and so I have created a video. It took me a very long time to put this together (mainly because I was laughing my head off at Dad)! Please take a look and share if you can!

You can visit the JustGiving page here. As Gemma has said on the page description, anything is appreciated – even a high-five!

I am so proud of this bunch and I absolutely cannot wait to be there at the finish line to see them in.

Paris really is becoming a place that will be held close to our hearts with two tributes for Mum now linked to the city.

Bon soir mes amis!

Rach xxx

 

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3 thoughts on “The 60 Postcards Tower to Tower Cycle Challenge!

  1. HI Rachael. Loved the video – actually made me cry at the end. Very inspiring and a wonderful way to raise money towards cancer research. A lovely tribute also. Wishing the team all the best with their ride.

  2. This is brilliant, fantastic idea, all for a great cause. The video made me laugh muchly, glad Chadders still has his random sense of humour. Please tell me your videoing throughout the journey. More outtakes please! Good luck to the team xxx

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