1 June 2011
Tom and Mark get ready to set off on their incredible journey
Tom Yates and Mark Hill, two friends from the West Midlands, took up the challenge of a lifetime by cycling from Birmingham to Paris and have raised over £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Setting off from Sutton Coldfield, it took them an incredible 36 hours and 45 minutes in the saddle, over 6 days, to reach Paris.
Mark and Tom only suffered one tyre puncture and despite encountering some hair raising roads, the trip was declared a resounding success. They even found time to keep their friends and family informed of their progress by updating their entertaining blog.
We would like to offer our warmest thanks to Tom and Mark for undertaking this cycling challenge and raising such a fantastic amount. The money that they have raised will go a long way towards improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
If you would like to contribute to their challenge you can donate via their just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/Hill-n-Yates
If you have felt inspired to do something similar for Macmillan Cancer Support, please contact the Birmingham and Black Country Fundraising Office on 0121 742 6393 or email email@example.com