From 29/08/12 08:00 to 02/09/12 18:00
5 days, 50 Participants et 500 Kilometres, on skates and wheelchairs.
We are just a few days away before the start of the long range raid on skates and wheelchairs organized by the French Mobile En Ville (« mobile in the city ») association.
During the London Paralympic Games, and as part of its « Living Together » activities, Mobile En Ville is embarking on a human and athletic challenge: from Paris to London in five days, from August 29 to September 2, with roller-blades and wheelchairs.
Together, it is possible!
This project fits within the themes of disability, sports, solidarity and has a strong environmental focus. Paris-London 2012 is both an athletic and solidarity challenge.
Ours is an ambitious goal : ride from Paris to London in 5 days.
To maximize safety and pleasure, the course follows cycle paths and greeen routes as much as possible. Come and encourage us on the course or at stopovers!
The course in France : On the Openrunner site, course #1770852
1. Coming together. This project unites valid people and people with disabilities to share moments of friendship and support.
2. Shedding a positive light on each individual and his/her personal abilities. This project also has an awareness dimension ; it demonstrates that anybody, fully able-bodied or not, can overachieve to raise up to ambitious challenges.
3. Solidarity and mutual support. This project is based on collaboration : skaters take turns at pushing wheelchairs, cheer each other on, team together for up-hills. Each person in a wheelchair helps pass the difficulties according to his/her possibilities. In the UK, British roller skaters will join the group to meet this challenge together. And each and everyone, all according to their own skills, get involved in the project preparation at various level. It is the team together that will reach the goal.
On Facebook : find the page "Paris-London 2012"
On twitter : follow @mobile_en_ville #PL2012
On the web : www.mobile-en-ville.asso.fr page "Paris-Londres"
To learn more about this sporting and human challenge: Full Press Release (in French)
« Mobile en Ville » is a non-profit association, founded in 1998, whose aim is to promote city accessibility to any kind of wheels (roller skates, wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, etc.). The association is recognized for its expertise in public space accessibility and organizing monthly mixed roller blades/wheelchairs rides in Paris.
« Mobile en Ville » also conducts Disability Awareness Days in businesses, schools and communities.
Mobile en Ville
8 rue des mariniers
Media Contact : Alain LEHAIRE (33)6 64 08 42 96
Association telephone : (33)9 52 29 60 51 - (33)6 82 91 72 16