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Lacanche 25th Anniversary London to Paris Charity Cycle Ride May 2017

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  • Event: London to Paris, 31 May 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

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In celebration of Lacanche range cookers 25th anniversary in the UK. Candice & Steven of Fourneaux de France Ltd (UK distributors of Lacanche) will be cycling the 278 miles from London to Paris on the 31st May 2017.

This is to confirm our strong relationship with France whilst raising money for very worthwhile charities.

Cancer Research UK is a charity very close to all our hearts.  Everyone knows of someone who has had to deal with cancer. At Fourneaux de France we have watched and tried to support a colleague who’s Wife has been desperately ill for over a year. Thankfully she is now on the road to a full recovery. The appeal of Cancer Research UK, is they fund research that the large pharmaceutical companies will not undertake. Presumably because it is too expensive and they cannot guarantee their return. It is worth visiting www.cancerresearch.uk.org and reading about their Grand challenge Award. It’s bold in its ambition and only with bold thinking in research will we make headway against this dreadful disease.

We will also be raising money for REACT a charity which helps children with a life-limiting illness and supports their families.  Another Charity that we would like to play a small part in supporting families in this awful situation.

The challenge is to cycle the 278 miles from London Greenwich Observatory, finishing at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 

We would also like to thank the owners and Directors of Fourneaux de France Ltd, who have paid for our entrance fees for this event and have made a contribution to the purchase of the bikes. We are such appalling cyclist that we didn’t even own a bicycle between us. It means that all the money raised will be going to the two charities.

So we ask that you dig deep and give generously for our two charities. Safe in the knowledge that they are worthy causes and that we are now suffering Lycra, anti- chafe cream, and mile after mile of winter training.

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