London 2 Paris cycling event
Dr Michael Bloom joined in the fun at the London to Paris bike ride in June, 2012. Weather was wet and windy but the morale was high and all reportedly had a great time.
From The L2P official website… ‘The London-Paris 2012 has come to an end. After an epic Three Stage ride, all 450 riders from the seven speed groups came together for the final 40km ride into Paris. Rolling road closures, 65 motorbike outriders, Skoda lead vehicles and the Police Nationale led the beautifully flowing peloton along the final stretch of the iconic cobbles to the Arc de Triomphe and then to the Eiffel Tower. Onlookers in Paris sounded their horns and cheered as the 1km long peloton passed, led by the hand cyclists and cycling legends Stephen Roche and Maurizio Fondriest. The riders worked together to finish the 507km ride and the event climaxed in an emotional finish with friends and family and flowing champagne.’
‘This year Triple Crown Winner, Stephen Roche, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his victory. To mark the occasion he cycled into Paris on his restored Battaglin bike; the very same bike he cycled down the Champs-Élysée to win the 1987 Tour de France.’