On saturday july 4th, the Bordeaux-Bristol Association will welcome our bristolian cycle-ride friends from PROPS when they arrive at Bordeaux Place des Quinconces after a great Bristol to Bordeaux 4 day long ride of about 500 miles.
Route : http://www.bristol2bordeaux.org/
A Bordeaux City Council representative and members of the English speaking community will participate to this welcome which will take place around 17 h near the Colonne des Girondins. Refreshments will be provided.
PROPS stands for Providing Opportunities and Support is a charity supporting disabled persons.
Fifty British cyclists, hot and thirsty, arrived yesterday in the Place des Quinconces at half-past-five. They had cycled from BRISTOL to BORDEAUX in four days (200 km each day) as part of the twinning relationship between the two cities which started in 1947. Near the fountain, they were greeted by Florence Forzy-Raffard, city councillor delegated to European affairs and congratulated in English for their achievement and their commitment. This journey, of about 800 km, was indeed organised for a good cause. It raised money for an English charity “PROPS”, based in Bristol, which offers support to young adults with learning difficulties. Two of them cycled the course and a third helped the support team. The sponsorship of the ride raised 56000 Euros. The President of the Bordeaux-Bristol Association, Valerie Bonnet, rode the last stage, between Chatelaillon-plage and Bordeaux via the ferry of Verdon.
Kindly translated by Dan Jenkinson, one of the British cyclists