Pedal power takes team to Paris for charity

Samantha Harrison of Continued Care completed the London to Paris Bike Ride in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, with daughter Amy and friends Louise Annat, Andy Roberts, and Jon and Sally  Hatchard.
Samantha Harrison of Continued Care completed the London to Paris Bike Ride in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, with daughter Amy and friends Louise Annat, Andy Roberts, and Jon and Sally Hatchard.

Six Harrogate cyclists have completed the London to Paris Bike Ride, arriving in the French capital on the same day as the Tour de France competitors.

Samantha Harrison, director of Continued Care, and her daughter Amy took on the challenge with friends Louise Annat of Heaven and Hell Fitness, Andy Roberts, and Jon and Sally Hatchard.

Thanks to support from family, friends, business contacts and customers, they have raised £3,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre after completing the 308-mile route in just four days.

Samantha said: “The ride went really well, but it was certainly an endurance event!

“We had severe head winds, quite a bit of rain, and some sunshine, and it was a relentless few days – no time for coffee stops! We worked together as a team and had brilliant camaraderie, which really helped when any of us were struggling.”

Donations are still welcome for the team’s efforts. To support the London to Paris Bike Ride, visit the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samantha-harrison28.