Cycling from Milton Keynes to Paris in support of Willen Hospice

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Five regulars from The Old Beams pub in Shenley Lodge are cycling from London to Paris to raise vital funds for Willen Hospice, later this month.

They’ll be pushing off on the six day journey on September 17, together with a support van laden with with tents and spare bikes, and will arrive at The Eiffel Tower on September 22.

“We had all been talking about taking part in an organised fundraising cycle, but after a few drinks one evening we decided we’d like to cycle to Paris by ourselves,” the team said.

“Having been part of the Old Beams fundraiser in July for two national cancer charities, we decided that as ‘locals’ we wanted to raise for locals.

“All the team know someone who has been cared for at Willen Hospice, and as they rely purely on donations this just felt like the right thing to do.

“It will be an adventure, and as amateur cyclists we know it will be a well worth challenge!”

To help the boys on their way, The Old Beams is hosting a quiz night next Wednesday, September 13.

All are invited to take part and have some fun, while raising money for the hospice.

Book your team table at www.mcmullens.co.uk/oldbeams