Cycle to Paris? Scope throws down gauntlet

DISABILITY charity Scope has challenged our City Boris Bikers to step their game up a notch, and take part in a London to Paris cycle ride.

The charity is organising the 24 hour ride as part of a wider fundraising campaign in which participants are encouraged to try and fulfil an ambition in just one day.

The Capitalist spoke to head cyclist at one of the City teams, Peter Simpson from PwC, who was quick to address some of the issues the team have already faced.

“It is a somewhat questionable visual treat with so many lycra-clad middle-aged dads taking to their bikes and joining the younger men and women of our teams,” he admitted.

“We’d love it if KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Grant Thornton think they have what it takes to challenge us. There’s always been a healthy rivalry between the firms and we want to make sure they know we are the sporting champions of the City.”

It is not just the accountants in tight shorts who are getting involved. Cyclists from JP Morgan, Irwin Mitchell and Citi have already signed up.

To join them sign up at