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Paris-London 2012 with "Mobile en Ville"

From 29/08/12 08:00 to 02/09/12 18:00

Paris-London 2012 with

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.

The concept: 5 days, 50 people and 500 km to be covered between Paris and London.

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.

500 kilometres in 5 days

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!

Wednesday, August 29th

  • 8:00 start from PARIS (VilleHall) in presence of Mr. François-Michel LAMBERT (MP, Bouches-du-Rhône) and Mr. Jean-André LASSERRE (General Council of Hauts-de-Seine)
  • 12:30 lunch break in CONFLANS-STE-HONORINE
  • 18:30 arrival at CHAUMONT-EN-VEXIN

Thursday, August 30th

  • 9:00 start from CHAUMONT-EN-VEXIN
  • 12:30 lunch break in SAINT-GERMER-DE-FLY
  • 17:30 arrival FORGES-LES-EAUX - welcome by Mr. Michel LEJEUNE (General Council and Mayor of Forges-Les-Eaux)

Friday, August 31st

  • 9:00 start from FORGES-LES-EAUX
  • 13:00 lunch break in SAINT-AUBIN-LE-CAUF
  • 16:00 arrival in DIEPPE

Saturday, September 1st

  • 5:00 ferry transfer from DIEPPE to Newhaven
  • 9:00 departure from NEWHAVEN 
  • 18:00 arrival in CRAWLEY

Sunday, September 2nd

  • 9:00 departure from CRAWLEY 
  • 17:00 arrival in LONDON (Olympic Village) 

The course in France : On the Openrunner site, course #1770852

The project objectives

  1. Promote self-achievement via sports : demonstrate that one can overcome handicapping limits and differences, as all take the sporting challenge together.
  2. Highlight the value of shared athletic exercise, sports as a social medium, activity of « Togetherness » where both valid and handicapped people can team together and reach for a common goal.

Expected outcomes

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.

Staying abreast of the news

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)

About « Mobile en Ville »

« 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
75014 PARIS

Media Contact : Alain LEHAIRE (33)6 64 08 42 96

Association telephone : (33)9 52 29 60 51 - (33)6 82 91 72 16

Email : mev@mobile-en-ville.asso.fr
Internet Site : www.mobile-en-ville.asso.fr

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