Deborah has cycled 300 miles from London to Paris to raise money for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project. She let us know how it was going on her travels:
Day One: 100 miles from London to Calais, got 2 bed at 11pm- shattered. Up again at 6.30 for Day 2: 71 miles from Calais to Abbeville. Described as ‘undulating’ – your not kidding! But lots of fast fun descents to match the uphill slogs & a lovely lunch stop by a lake. Gorgeous weather, beautiful scenery- didn’t want to stop at the end. Only another 130 miles to go to Paris!
Day Two: Today should have been a ride in the park, easy 55 miles into Paris right? Wrong! Strong winds & torrential rain for 50 miles brought us close to hypothermia. 5 punctures in 20 miles, too cold to stop for food & a knackered knee tested my reserve to the limit. Sheer stubbornness got me through it. At the holding point, the rain stopped. 158 of us were escorted onto the champs Elysee bringing Paris to a stand still. The morning misery vanished instantly. This ones for you Harmless, thanks Caroline Harroe for saving my life & getting me here!
Well done Deborah, we’re all proud of you!
Please celebrate this courageous effort and support Deborah by helping her reach her final fundraising target. So Far Deborah has raised £325 of her £500 target. With your help we can get her to the finish line! You can make a donation via this link https://localgiving.com/fundraising/harmlesslondon2paris Please also share the link as widely as possible.
All the money Harmless and the Tomorrow Project make from fundraising efforts like this one goes directly into the vital self harm support and suicide prevention work that we carry out.