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TeamWin Cycle Tackle the London2Paris24

We revisit one of our hottest topics to find out how they got on.

It seems the tale of our friends at TeamWin - cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours - really struck a cord with our readers. At Essential Travel we have been keeping a keen eye on the boys and their attempt to achieve this 287 mile mammoth feat.

Team In Paris

The Ride

Well, after a hearty breakfast and a briefing from the organisers, the cyclists departed from Blackheath, London at 8:30:00 on the 24th June, arriving along the Champs-Élysees and at a sports centre metres from the Eiffel Tower at 9:29:46 French time on the 25th, thus completing their goal comfortably within the 24 hour target with 14 seconds to spare. TeamWin were the final two to cross the finish line within 24 hours, putting on a grandstand finish for their legion of fans.

A truly remarkable achievement and something that for these boys nine months ago seemed a mere pipe dream.

They are truly a testament to anyone who wishes to achieve something great, and to do so in a selfless way to raise money for those less fortunate is something they should be very proud of. At the time of writing, the boys have raised nearly £7,000 by hosting events including a cricket match, a five-a-side tournament and a raffle still to come (with prizes including a signed photograph of the victorious 2011 England Ashes Squad, a Puma Golf Cap - signed by 2x US Open winner Retief Goosen and 2x Ryder Cup winner David Howell - and a Parker Pen donated by the Prime Minister David Cameron).

Take a look at our slideshow below of some images from the race and some of the live Tweets and Facebook messages that the guys sent out during the ride just below the pictures. Just click the start button.

Congratulations to our friends, TeamWin

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Dan Baker

Dan Baker

Dan graduated University in 2010 and came aboard the Essential Travel team shortly after. He brought with him a wealth of writing experience taken from his time studying and so it was only a natural progression for him to begin to write with us. Outside of work he is a keen sportsmen, traveller and socialite and it is clear throughout his work that these traits continue to influence his writing strongly.