Crystal Palace cyclists set off on 300-mile ride

Three hundred cyclists set off from Crystal Palace FC on a London to Paris bike ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

The four-day 460km adventure, which ended on Sunday, culminated in a ride up the Champs Elysée and a memorial service at the Arc de Triomphe, which was shut especially for the Legion’s cyclists. The only other cycling event that receives this honour is the Tour De France.

It is the legion’s 17th annual Pedal to Paris bike ride. Fundraising director Russell Thompson said: “We’re very grateful to all the cyclists taking part. Apart from the training that has gone into preparing for a long distance ride such as this, the money raised by participants will make a real difference to the lives of those we support.”

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