Cyclists head for Paris

The cylists who will ride to Paris

The cylists who will ride to Paris - Credit: supplied

A GROUP of friends from Portishead are gearing up for a charity bike ride to Paris.

Twelve cyclists are hoping to raise over £6,000 for the Pill-based Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity by cycling more than 300 miles over four days, taking the scenic route, including a ride around the Isle of Wight.

They will set off from Portishead Lake Grounds on May 2, hoping to arrive at the Eiffel Tower on May 5. Gas engineer Andy Windibank, who helped plan the route through France, said: “We’ve been in training since before Christmas in all weathers and feel that we are ready to take on this challenge.

“We have even completed a bike maintenance course, which hopefully has made us all experts in keeping our bikes on the road and fit for purpose.”

Each cyclist has set a fundraising target of £500 but Andy says many of them are set to exceed this.

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To find out more about the trip and the charity, or to sponsor the team visit Andrew-Windibank’s page at

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