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Muddy Paws MD Cycles to Paris in Aid of Battersea Dogs Home

Team Muddy Paws will be pedalling to Paris from London in June. Rupert Brown, owner of Muddy Paws, and friends will be taking part in the classic London to Paris bike ride to raise money for a number of charities. Muddy Paws MD raising funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

"I am raising money for two charities," says Rupert, "Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Dorset Air Ambulance. I did the London to Paris bike ride two years ago and have foolishly decided to do it again!" 

Rupert's  group of friends will each ride for their own causes - the team will follow the four-day route together. 

"I enjoy road cycling as find it quite relaxing and the feeling of cycling along the Champs Elysees at the end of the challenge was one of the most memorable sporting achievements of my life," says Rupert. "I have also found myself quite out of shape over the past few months and there is a need to get fit and at the same time raise some money for a great charity. 

"I am really not looking forward to the first day – England tends to be hillier and the roads are not as geared up for cyclists as the French ones. I am, however looking forward to having a cold beer under the Eiffel Tower when we reach it." 

Running Muddy Paws leaves little time for training, but Rupert will be stepping up the training as the event approaches. 

He says, "I have a few months to get fit and prepare myself for 75 miles per day – it is still a bit chilly and dark in the evenings for cycling, so Holly and I have been out on a few off-road adventures and I have done a few road trips (obviously without her)." 

Rupert says no dog biscuits will be required because Holly won't be going on the ride. "I will be stocked up on sports gels and disgusting tasting drinks to keep me hydrated and full of energy for the trip." 

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