On 28 August 2016, TRC second claim member Jonathan Parker will be attempting to set a new world record time for the fastest bicycle ride from London to Paris in the hope of raising £10,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

CfC enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support. Jonathan is particularly passionate about the charity because, as well as the impact that cancer has had on his family, he has been through a rehabilitation process which includes learning to balance and to walk again, similar to the type of situation that the charity helps young cancer sufferers to address.

To achieve the target time, Jonathan will need to cycle approximately 170 miles in around 6.5 hours, at an average speed of 26mph whilst negotiating the London and Paris congestion and traffic lights.

So far over £8,500 has been raised. We would really appreciate any donations to help reach the target and further the work that CfC does. Please help by visiting:


Donations can also be made by texting JPWR48 and the amount to 70070 (for example “JPWR48 £10”)