London to Paris Sponsored
To raise awareness of self harm, to blow apart stigma, to act as a
distraction, and a chance to have the ride of your life!
This will be an excursion not to be missed!
Following on from the
hugely successful SIAD
Event/Launch Party in 2004, this year we're going one better and
planing to do a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris to help raise
awareness of self harm and to blow apart the stigma that people who self
harm are reclusive. The 186mile long four day ride will consist of 4x90
minutes sessions covering on approximately 60 miles a day at an average
speed of 10mph. At this moment in time we're looking for people who are
interested in participating as cyclists, interviewees, drivers, first
aiders and bike mechanics.
Once we have a rough idea
of the number of people interested, we can then go onto stage two of the
planning and finalise dates, fundraising, route, accommodation, food and
travel back to the UK.
Alongside the event, we
will be producing a documentary that will look at the positive and
negative impact on family and friends of people that use self harm to
cope. The majority of the filming will be interview based and you DO NOT
have to be filmed if you don't want to be. The film crew will be driving
side by side with the riders and also acting as a 3rd support vehicle if
There will be first aid,
cycle spares, blankets, snacks etc, following in the two main support
vehicles, one of which will be a minibus/coach to aid those who feel like
they cannot go on any further due to their fitness or injury. This ride is
open to ALL members of the general public providing they have registered
for the event and have a valid passport at time of event. We recommended
that you carry out your own insurance and ask your doctor if you have any
The ride will be a chance
to keep fit, meet others and explore the English and French countryside
all by using your own steam!
If you are interested
then please click here!