Disability charity Scope and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have been announced as the two charity partners for Europe's first ever Folding Bike Challenge from London to Paris.
The two charities will each receive a share of the sponsorship money raise by folding-bike enthusiasts who have signed up to take part in the four-day event.
Participants will set off from the capital's London Eye on September 9 and cycle 240 miles through the south of England, over to rural France, through Normandy and eventually arriving in Paris through Versailles.
Scope and the BHF are each hoping to raise about £40,000 from the event.
Jason Suckley, director of fundraising at Scope, said: "We're very proud to have been picked as the charity partners for this unique event alongside the British Heart Foundation.
"The folding bike challenge is a great excuse to have fun, get healthy and raise money for two very worthwhile causes."
Scope is a disability organisation which focuses on people with cerebral palsy. Its mission is to drive change to help disabled people achieve equality. To find out more visit www.scope.org.uk.
BHF is the UK's heart charity and raises money to fund life-saving research into the causes and treatment of heart disease. It is dedicated to saving lives every day through pioneering research, caring for patients and families, campaigning for change and providing vital information to help people care for their own heart health. Visit www.bhf.org.uk for further information.
There is still time to sign up for the event. It costs £99 to register and participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,200. For more information or to book a place visit www.foldingbikechallenge.com or call 020 7354 1450.
Community Newswire, 28th April 2009