Médecins du Monde (MdM) are hoping their third London to Paris bike ride will build on the success of last year’s event which raised £39,000 for the charity.
The ride links the work carried out at MdM’s offices in both Paris and London where healthcare projects are offered to marginalised groups of people who cannot access mainstream healthcare services.
MdM is perhaps best known, however, for sending volunteers to the third world to provide medical care to vulnerable people who have been affected by natural disasters, armed conflict and extreme poverty. The agency was founded in 1980 by a group of 15 French doctors who broke away from Médecins Sans Frontières.
This year’s ride will leave London on Saturday, July 12 and arrive at the EiffelTower in Paris by late afternoon on Monday, July 14 in time for the city’s Bastille Day celebrations. Logistics are being arranged by Classic Tours www.classictours.co.uk and for an information pack email email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Anne or Elsa on 020 7515 7534.