The original plan was to ride from London to Paris and for intrepid runners to run a marathon in support of the wonderful charity Hestia.

However, as COVID-19 put a stop to our plans the charity needed even more support so we got CREATIVE! The intrepid people in the Euronext office are going to do indoor cycling in May for the same distance and a virtual London marathon for the runners. The original details are below.

COVID-19 has hit the most vulnerable in our society hardest. The people Hestia work with are struggling to access food and essentials. They are often in unstable accommodation and unable to safely isolate. While still in the middle of their own personal crisis, they are at risk of being left terrified and alone.

Your donations will help Hestia get vital lifesaving essentials to these adults and children across London. You will be providing life saving PPE, food drops for isolated older people and IT equipment for children struggling to continue their education while living in a domestic abuse refuge. 

We are Sophie Bishop, Mike Hodgson, Christian Schmid, Chris Hamilton, Nina Cardoza, Francia Acosta-Saltos and Mike Bournes

What the bike ride would have been:

Day 1: Euronext HQ in Cannon St, London > Newhaven Ferry: 100km / 7hrs (hilly and heavy traffic)

Overnight ferry

Day 2: Diepe > Paris (via Brian’s favourite Omelette stop): 200km / 12hrs (rolling hills)

brian Browne