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Department of Plant Sciences

 
To Paris in 24 hours

On Saturday afternoon, twelve cyclists (including James Cox from Epidemiology - third from the left) arrived at the Eiffel Tower in Paris just over 24 hours after leaving Trafalgar Square in London using only bikes and the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe.  They didn't quite meet their  target (~30 mins over) but still consider it a challenge that was successful enough to raise money for Access Sport (http://www.accesssport.org.uk/) whose mission is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport.

If you would like to sponsor them then you can do so here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/London2Paris24hrs