One of the great benefits that we can all benefit from by being connected with this great charity is that we can both enjoy life, by cycling, and help others. To ride London to Paris had the joint benefit of raising vital funds but it was also a great opportunity to promote cycling. The ride itself, for many, would be seen as being straight forward. However, with up to 90 miles in the saddle and the last leg racing through the busy streets of Paris it certainly had many challenges. Without doubt the great ride into the French capital is the most stunning part of the journey. Venturing through its glorious streets with hundreds of fellow cyclists is a moment to remember. We were lucky in that we were guided up the Champs Elysees – which really was ‘heaven on earth’. The money raised by cycling London to Paris (twice) supported two great projects in Africa. Firstly, Cycle for Arica raised money for an environmental project supported by Christian Aid. Secondly, we were able to help to doctors serving as consultants in Rwanda.