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SEACON and A.K. Precision Rapha Bordeaux to Paris Challenge 2013


This September Lee Stevenson, Mark Bellamy, Jim Weaver and Martin Prime are taking on the challenge of cycling 600km from Bordeaux to Paris in 24hrs by taking part in the Rapha Bordeaux to Paris Challenge 2013. The event follows in the wheel tracks of the once famous Bordeaux to Paris professional cycle race.

Although ridden as a relay event, the event will nevertheless require each team member to ride approximately 400km in the space of 24hrs. An average pace of 25 km per hour will need to be maintained to achieve the goal of reaching Paris inside the time limit.

This is going to be a tough challenge and a real test of endurance for everyone taking part but it will all be worthwhile if the event achieves its goal of raising £250,000 for ‘Ambitious about Autism.’


1 in 100 children have autism. This means there are around 100,000 children with autism in the UK. Many families with autism live in poverty as it costs on average three times more to raise a child with a severe impairment than a non-disabled child. Over 50% of teachers in schools in England have not been trained to teach and support children and young people with autism.

By donating you will be helping ‘Ambitious about Autism’ to make a difference.

£10 could support a half an hour of their online community forum Talk about Autism which provides a vital platform for parents, carers and young people with autism to support each other and share their story.

£1,250 could fund one week’s autism training for teachers, enabling them to better support the 70% of children with autism in mainstream education.

Please help us to help ‘Ambitious about Autism’ to achieve their goal of making the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism by donating as much, or as little as you are able.

If you wish to donate please visit our JustGiving page below…


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity so it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Please dig deep and donate now – thank you!