“Myself and some friends in ATD Ireland (All Together in Dignity) are organising the Dublin to Paris cycle for a few reasons. Officially we are raising awareness about the SDG’s or as I prefer to call them “The 17 Global Goals” which basically aim to eradicate extreme poverty everywhere, make the world a fairer place and save the planet. 3 very simple & achievable objectives I hear you say!
It will be the 4th anniversary of the Global Goals during our spin across the Normandy beaches and country roads of Northern France. Secondly, when we arrive in Paris the ATD organisation have promised us a brilliant finale with 170 French cyclists and a police motorcade (maybe 2 motorbikes) around the Arc de Triomphe and up & down the Champs Elysee.
We will actually cycle from the Spire in Dublin, past the Famine Statues and Dublin Poverty Stone, before we travel on the new car-ferry direct from Dublin to Cherbourg. As you can see from our itinerary it promises to be a lovely cycle at a moderate pace to a beautiful city with interesting places visited en route and in Paris itself.
This will be a small group cycle (c.10 people) but we should have some good entertainment along the way with mad poetry, crazy singing, wonderful historical insights and meet interesting people. See info sheet for more details. For those that don’t know me: I am a former primary school teacher, and am currently the national coordinator of Global Citizenship School and a friend of A.T.D. I am a Sunday morning MAMIL. I have led Mizen to Malin cycle groups and have also cycled solo around the coast of Ireland but I am really looking forward to a more relaxed pace with plenty of time for stops and chats etc on this inaugural and historic trip from the Spire to the Arc. So, maybe you or a friend might like to join us?”
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