Bowman, one of our Personal Injury
Associates, has just completed a mammoth 540km
cycle from Paris to Geneva in order to raise money
the Brain Injury Association.
The 350 mile trip started in Paris very early (05:30!) on
Monday 8 June and ended on Lake Geneva in the afternoon of Thursday
11 June. Throughout the journey Mark encountered head winds, knee
pains, not to mention horrendous saddle sore, but his constant
inspiration kept reminding him of why he was riding and
who he would be helping by completing the journey.
Day one began at the Eiffel
Tower for the obligatory photo shoot before heading out
of the city along the River Seine, towards the Burgundy town
of Sens; a total of some 91 miles.
Day two involved a pleasant 85 mile ride
over "undulating" French countryside to the medieval hill top town
Day three was the longest day, and
involved cycling over 105 miles before reaching the Roman spa town
The final day, whilst the shortest at "only"
70 miles, was the hardest, involving three long and steep climbs,
culminating in reaching the top of the Col de la Faucille, some
1323 metres above sea level.
Mark says that the highlight of the journey had to
be the ensuing descent - some 12kms of downhill roads leading over
the French-Swiss border towards Geneva and the finishing point on
the idyllic Lake Geneva.
In total so far
Mark has raised in excess of £1,800, and
hopes to reach £2,000 very soon. If you
would like to sponsor Mark you can visit his
Giving page or give him a call on
020 7861 4043 for more details.
"I was delighted to be able to help
Headway by raising money for them as part of their 30th birthday
My motivation for riding for Headway
was simple - I could not think of a more worthy cause to ride for -
I have, through my work as a personal injury solicitor, seen
first hand how Headway have helped transform the lives of so
many people who have suffered brain injuries, and it was an
honour to be able to assist them in whatever way I
The whole trip was a fantastic
adventure and I am already planning a further (and even more
challenging) trip for next year!"