Big Issue vendor Elliot is cycling from London to Paris
Hear why Elliot is joining The Big Issue Foundation cycling team.
Join the team for our 2013 London to Paris Bike Ride, cycling 230 miles over three days finishing in Paris in time to soak up the atmosphere of the 100th Tour de France final.
Our professional cycling guides will lead the way and be on hand to answer any cycling questions as you journey down through the lush greenery of Surrey to Portsmouth, across the Channel to cycle through some of the most beautiful and quant countryside villages before finishing in magical Paris. You will then have the Sunday to do what you please - a great option would be to get amongst the action of the 100th Tour de France final stage (as you can imagine it was pretty special seeing Bradley Wiggins take the title in 2012), or do some sightseeing around Paris before heading back to London that evening on the Eurostar.
We ask you aim to raise a minimum of £1,500 in sponsorship. This will cover all your accommodation, meals and travel costs and provide vital funds which will go towards connecting Big Issue vendors with the essential support and solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives and journey away from homelessness.
"The Big Issue Cycle Ride certainly ranks as one of the best things I have ever undertaken. The trip was fantastic fun, totally rewarding in terms of the financial support the trip generated for the phenomenal charity that is the Big Issue Foundation. Plus arriving in Paris in time to witness the first British win of the Tour de France was an incredible bonus and totally awesome!!"
Kerry Lock, 2012 participant
Click here to read ex-vendor Dean’s diary of the three day cycle challenge
Click here to meet one of our fantastic guides that will be joining us July 2013
Want to be inspired? Click here to read Anne’s write up – ‘An Idiots Guide’
We are hosting a free information evening about the event in London at Simmons and Simmons law firm, 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9SS on Tuesday 14th May from 6 to 7:30. It’s a great opportunity to meet some of the people already signed up for the event and ask any questions you have. To attend the evening please complete this form.