My name is Alexandre, I’m 27. French expat living in London since february 2010 working in the online publishing industry. Passionate about sport in general, I always had an interest in cycling probably due to my father who was an amateur cyclist. Watching Le Tour de France has always been one of my favourite activity along the summer! Since I’m moved in London, cycling took a bigger part in my daily life as I’m commuting to work everyday regardless of the weather. Usually riding a fixed gear bike, I recently decided to add “gears” to my new bike as my fixed gear bike get robbed front of my local pub; typical for a londoner you can say. But now I can ride longer distances.
I want to achieve the London to Paris bike ride in 3 days and to raise a minimum of $1000 for Lance Armstrong foundation’s LIVESTRONG. Over the challenge I am also determined to document and share this experience via this website.
Recently I realised that giving money to the WWF (yes I still give money to the WWF to save Pandas in China…) was not enough to “get involved” into something. I really wanted to achieve something personal and individual but also to give more in terms of personal commitment. I could have climbed the Kilimanjaro or gone to Africa to educate kids, but I chose something that was really speaking to me. Lance Armstrong is an immense champion and his LIVESTRONG‘s initiative is very respectable and remarkable; we are, I assume, all more or less around us affected by this terrible disease that cancer is. Supporting the LIVESTRONG foundation was a logical step in my urge to do more. Cycling from London to Paris and documenting this experience with this blog is just the tool helping me to reach my goal with your help: $1000 for LIVESTRONG.
From London to Paris via Newhaven, Dieppe and Beauvais. More details about the route here.
3 days starting on Saturday the 25th of August 2012.