Nick’s Fundraising Ride – Day 1 – London to Caen

Keeping you up to date with the progress of MPA’s Creative Director, Nick Hunt, as  he tackles a London to Paris fundraising cycle ride over three days…

3 September 2015

Day One

Day One

morning 1

Morning briefing

After an early morning briefing by the event leader the cyclists set off from central London at 8.30am.  There are 120 on this challenge ride so Nick will, hopefully, have plenty of options of where to ride in the pack – although he probably won’t be up front with the speed merchants!

Setting off

Setting off

From starting with the joys of London traffic they soon leave the hustle and bustle behind as they cross the North Downs, the first encounter with hills!

Day 1 - first break compressedA lunch stop near the town of Haslemere allows everyone to catch their breath before continuing across the beautiful, but very hilly South Downs.  Then it’s into Portsmouth.

Nick got to Portsmouth at 7.20pm, an 11 hour day in the saddle!

After a well earned dinner at a local hotel, and a chance to freshen up, there’s one more mile to ride to the ferry terminal, and then on to the ferry.  Let’s all hope that the seas are kind and that Nick, and his fellow riders, can get some much needed sleep during the final part of the journey to Caen, especially as it’s a 7am start tomorrow.

Please support his fundraising effort if you can : https://www.justgiving.com/NickHuntMPA

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