Would you like to test yourself and raise much-needed funds for Irish charities? Read on.

Paris2Nice is a unique and exceptional charity cycle. You will cycle over 700km in six days with people of all ages, fitness levels and cycling experience.

To take part, you must raise a minimum of €3,000 for your chosen charity.

In the past seven years upwards of 350 amateur cyclists have raised close to €3,500,000 for multiple charities.

This year’s event takes place from September 15-20. For more information visit www.paris2nice.com or email cynthia@paris2nice.com.

What’s it like to take part in this amazing experience?

“This is the perfect challenge for anyone who is looking to get fit and raise money for charity in the process. It will challenge you, both mentally and physically, and you will reap the rewards at the end,” says previous participant Luke Tritschler, head of operations at Arekibo.

“Paris2Nice is an amazing experience and life-changing, not just for you but for the fantastic charities you support. You will make great friends along the way, and they will help you to achieve your goal, whether it is encouragement on a cold Sunday morning when training in Wicklow or as you take on the infamous Mont Ventoux in France.”

Arekibo’s managing director, Martin Casey, who also took the test says the ride is challenging but extremely rewarding.

“You will ride with wonderful people on a daily basis, making new friends, trading stories, telling jokes and supporting each other up the hills and along the winding roads.

“You will be so proud of yourself when you finish because all your training has paid off and you have delivered the goods.

“In business, there are so many goals being set for you, your team, projects and clients that it’s very rare that you set yourself a new personal goal that has nothing to do with work. This one is just for you and your charity.”

What do I do now?

The next information evening takes place on February 8, 2018, from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Bank of Ireland, Montrose Branch, Dublin 4. Or visit paris2nice.com for more details.