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MapAction's Midsummer Meridian Bike Ride

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

<p style="text-align: justify;">Twenty MapAction volunteers, friends and family are cycling from the Paris Meridian to the Greenwich Meridian in order to raise funds for the charity.&nbsp; MapAction are unique in providing mapping teams anywhere in the world within 24 hours of a natural disaster occuring.&nbsp; Recent deployments include the Japanese Tsunami, the Pakistan Floods and the Haiti Earthquake</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Route</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The route will leave Paris heading west along the route of the Seine before heading north to Dieppe to catch the ferry to Newhaven, from here the route will closely follow the Greenwich Meridian north through the fine scenery of the Kent and Sussex Weald before arriving at the beautiful Greenwich Observatory for a celebration.<img style="float: left; margin: 10px;" title="Paris to London" src="http://www.mapaction.org/images/stories/news/bikeride.jpg" alt="Paris to London" width="500" height="347" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Meridians</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Paris Meridian dates from 1634 and was in competition with the Greenwich until 1884 when Greenwich won out in at an International conference in Washington. However the French clung to the Paris Meridian as a rival to Greenwich until 1911 for timekeeping purposes and 1914 for navigation. To this day, French cartographers continue to indicate the Paris Meridian on some maps. The competition between the Paris and Greenwich Meridians is a plot element in Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", published just before the international decision in favour of the British one (Wikipedia).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please sponsor us if you can.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thank You!</p>

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Supporters

24-Aug-2011

Kevin Cressy & Suzanne Noiret

Well done guys, fantastic effort. £2.7k and rising!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

17-Aug-2011

Anonymous

£160.00 plus £40.00 Gift Aid

22-Jul-2011

Anonymous

Well done, great achievement!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

19-Jul-2011

Emma Dauben

Well done on completing your cycle ride. I hope you all weren't too tired or saddle sore afterwards!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Jul-2011

Frank

Sorry its late!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

10-Jul-2011

Claire Byrne

In the immortal words of Porky the Pig... Th-th-th-th-that's all folks ...!

£400.00

07-Jul-2011

Nick G

well done Nick McW

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

06-Jul-2011

Sarah

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

06-Jul-2011

Cathy

Well done Amelie!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

06-Jul-2011

Adam Yates

Well done Richard Smith and the wholle "Peloton"

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Vickie White

Vickie White