Michelle Cycles to Paris

Michelle Cycles to Paris

Michelle Masters, ITS's New Product Development Technologist completed an amazing feat by cycling from London to Paris. The reason behind this challenge was to raise awareness for the fantastic work that the Marie Curie Cancer Care carries out.

Marie Curie nurses are dedicated to carry out high quality care and support for people who are terminally ill. As well as nurses, who provide care for people in their homes, this charity also has nine hospices around the country to care for ill patients. In 2013-14, this charity helped 40,884 people.

Here is Michelle's account of her journey:-

Our journey from London to Paris:

We set out in a group of 7, on the 10th of September, from Clapton Junction, London. Our aim for the first day was to get to Portsmouth for the overnight ferry to La Havre, France.

The first day was quite an adventure, getting lost on quite a few occasions, and arriving only just in time for our ferry. By the second day, we had improved our map skills and we were able to navigate our way with more success. After staying the night in Evreux, we set off on our final day, and with everyone determined to get to the Eiffel Tower before dark, which we achieved!

We averaged 80 miles a day with the total mileage of 245 miles over the 3 days, so by the second day fatigue had already set in. Nevertheless, spirits were high throughout and we even tackled a few punctures and map reading errors.

Everyone did the ride for their own individual chosen charities. For my chosen charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care, I managed to raise in excess of £1,000 thanks to the help and support from family and friends.

ITS is proud of Michelle's accomplishment and has made a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care.