Rugby cyclists set to take on 360 mile challenge

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A group of around 22 tutu-clad fundraisers from around Rugby will be cycling from Grandborough to Paris between June 4 and 8.

The group of friends will be raising money for five charities including Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance, Genesis Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Atherstone Parkinsons Support Group and the Stroke Association.

Nick Clemons, one of those making the trip, said: “We will be cycling as many off-road and environmental routes as possible, using the newly created Avenue Verte from London via Newhaven, Dieppe and then Paris. As one of our charities is Genesis Breast Cancer we will be wearing pink tutus to represent them on the ride, so we should certainly get noticed. In addition we have designed yellow cycling shirts with the logos of the charities and our sponsors, several of which are local companies.

“This is a 360-mile bike ride over four days and it is apparently not only challenging physically but also not to get lost.”

The group are aiming to raise £10,000 and are so far approaching the £8,000 mark. To sponsor the group, log on to, uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GrandboroughtoParis.