Dublin - Ireland: One of the world's greatest cyclists, Irishman Stephen Roche, will lead a group of charity cyclists from Ireland, UK and USA over the finish line at Nice, France as part of the Paris2Nice Charity Challenge in aid of Special Olympics and Cerebral Palsy Ireland. Starting on September 29th, the cyclists will cycle 700kms from Paris to Nice over 6 days crossing the finish on October 4th. The support of Stephen Roche will provide a significant boost to the Paris2Nice cyclists who will be in the saddle up to 6 hours a day.
“I am really looking forward to encouraging the cyclists over the finish line,” says Stephen Roche. “I am very familiar with the Paris2Nice route and know how challenging it is, particularly for those cyclists who are opting to conquer the 25km ascent to Mount Ventoux. It is always wonderful to come together with other cycling enthusiasts to use the joy and power of cycling to help transform people’s lives”.