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Cyclists tackle Paris to Jersey cycle for the Stroke Association

Press Release   •   Sep 25, 2014 15:22 BST

The Stroke Association’s Paris to Jersey cycle race begins on Tuesday 23 September as over 20 cyclists board the ferry for France. The 500 kilometre challenge is sponsored by Bedell.

24 people are taking part in the 500 kilometre challenge. The route begins in Paris and ends in St Helier.

The cyclists will meet at the Elizabeth terminal at 3:00pm on Tuesday 23 September. The team will load their bikes and other equipment ready to embark on their five day fundraising adventure to help conquer stroke.

The team will arrive back in St Helier at 12:20pm on Sunday 28 September. They will cycle off of the ferry and meet in the Waterfront Gardens, where local dignitaries will be waiting to greet the group. Those welcoming the cyclists home include Health Minister Anne Pryke, Deputy Richard Rondel and Deputy Bailiff William Balache and his wife.

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Interview and photo opportunities are available, please contact Carly Norton on 020 7566 1500 or email carly.norton@stroke.org.uk to confirm attendance.


A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk