Team Tewkesbury Pedal to Paris
1st September 2010
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Below is the timeline for Peter Godwin's Mammoth cycle ride from Tewkesbury to Paris.

Peter is cycling 427 miles from Tewkesbury to Paris. Meeting up with colleagues in London on the way, all of whom are raising funds for the Royal British Legion. Peter has been supported along the way by various friends, colleagues and Legion supporters. We at thebestof Tewkesbury have helped Peter raised considerable funds too, by giving sponsorship at a Business Networking evening and our Buy Local Fair at the Town Hall on August 21st. We wish Peter every success with achieving his monetary goal, (we know he will reach Paris easily) and even plan to meet him in France on Saturday.


Pedal to Paris 2010 Timeline

Tue 31 Aug

0900-0930    Start from the Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury
The Town Mayor, will set me on my way, Legion members will also be there.  Any other supporters or interested parties are welcome to attend.    BBCRG will attend to interview prior to start, interview approximately 9.15am.  Possibly the Gloucestershire Echo will attend too.   
Support vehicle provided by Connect Couriers, driver/mechanic from Auto Spares Tewkesbury.
A38, A4019, A435
Midday approx    Arrive in Wootton Bassett, met by Wootton Bassett and Tewkesbury Town Mayors and Legion members from Tewkesbury.  I will lay a wreath on behalf of Tewkesbury at the Wootton Bassett war memorial.
On completion of the wreath laying ceremony, I will cycle on to Hungerford and stay overnight with family.      BBCRG are talking to their counterparts in BBC Wiltshire to see if they wish to cover the story.  The background being that I grew up in the area and attended Wootton Bassett School, my mother lives in the town and will be at the memorial with other members of my family on the day.
Marlborough/Broad Town road, A4
Accommodated overnight in Great Bedwyn
Distance cycled 66 miles 

Wed 1 Sept

0900-    Set off from Hungerford to London, arriving at Clarendon Hotel Greenwich Park mid afternoon.      Once I am in hotel Support vehicle returns to Tewkesbury
A4, A3032, A3034, B3022, B470, A4, A315, A4, Beauchamp Place, Pont St B319, B310, A3213, A202 (Vauxhall Bridge), A2
Distance cycled 72 miles

Thu 2 Sept
0630 Start arriving at Greenwich Tea Pavilion
0630-0730 Registration
0730 Photo-shoot at General Wolfe’s Statue / Speeches and info
0800 START
0945-1130 Brunch at RBL Village, Aylesford, Leave by 1130 at latest
1230-1415 Lunch at Sellindge Sports Hall, Leave by 1415 latest
1535 Group leaves for 1625 ferry
1010 (local) Group arrives Calais, coaches to hotels and dinner    Routes
A223, B2173, A20
Holiday Inn Coquelles
Tel 00 33 321 46 60 60
Distance cycled 80 miles

Fri 3 Sept

0700 Breakfast in hotels
0750 Coach pick-up from hotels in Town Hall and bike storage
0815 Cyclists gather at War Memorial
0830 Ceremony
0900-1000*12 mph@0900, 18mph@0945, 14 mph@1000
1045-1235 Lunch in Wirwignes
 12mph@1100, 18mph@1115, 14mph@1145
1425-1515 Arrive Roussent 12mph@1420, 18mph@1440, 14mph@1500
1625 -1720 Regroup at Forest L’Abbaye
1800 Arrive in Abbeville – bike storage & coaches to hotel    Route
D127, D244, D231, D127, D251, D238, D125, D127, D150, D901, D138, D139e, D119, D192, D175, C7, D938, D111, D105, , C3 D82e, D82
Cap Hornu
Tel 00 33 892 68 07 72
Distance cycled 76 miles

Sat 4 Sept
0700 Breakfast in hotels
0740 Coach from Cap Hornu
0800 Coach from Ibis, Hotel de France
0815 All coaches arrive at bike storage
0820 All cyclists leave together from bike storage to town centre
0845 Ceremony at War Memorial
0900-1000 12mph@0900, 18mph@0945, 14mph@1000
1130-1320 Arrive Croixrault for lunch
1130-1320 12mph@1145, 18mph@1200, 14mph@1225
1445-1600  Arrive Auchy la Montagne – Drinks and regroup
1600 Leave Auchy la Mongagne in one group
1700 Arrive Bearuvais War Memorial for ceremony
1800 Arrive Fire Station for bike storage & coaches to hotel    Route
D901, D3, D70, D38, D70, D38, D141, D341, D94, D920, D8, D109, D4109, D106, D11, D149, D139
Tel 00 33 344 02 80 80
Distance cycled 68 miles

Sun 5 Sept

0700 Breakfast in hotels
0730 Coach pick up from hotels to bike park
0830-0930 12mph@0830, 18mph@0915, 14mph@0930
1140-1215 Arrive Vaux-sur-Seine for lunch
1300 All leave together for Paris
1524 Arrive Arc de Triomphe    Route
D93, C2, D35, D129, D35, D923, D3, D28, D915, D28, D38, D81, D922, D17, D190, N13, D39, D5, D985
Novotel (Paris Est, Bagnolet)
Tel 00 33 1 49 93 63 00
Distance cycled 63 miles

Mon 6 Sept
1013 Eurostar to Kings Cross
1348 Cycle across London to Paddington
1600 Paddington to Gloucester
0/c BBC Radio Gloucester

Cycle to Tewkesbury

Post event interview at BBC office TBC

Fri 10 Sept

2000-2300   Post event party at The Royal British Legion Club, Tewkesbury.

Open invitation to all who have participated and supported

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Approximately *Approx 280 cyclists split into three speed groups; I will be either in the 12 or 14mph group

Press and PR
Liam Maguire, The Royal British Legion Fundraising PR Officer
Tel 020 3207 2242

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