Sixty intrepid cyclists are on their way from Brighton to Paris to raise money for The Argus Appeal.

The team set up from Madeira Drive yesterday morning (August 29) and expect to reach their destination in three days.

Among those taking part is the general manager of the Brighton Hilton Metropole, Guy Hilton.

Argus Appeal co-ordinator Elsa Gillio said: “We are very grateful for all those who have signed up to take part and wish them well on their trip.

“All money raised will go towards supporting good causes in Sussex.”

Organisers are hoping to raise around £20,000 from this year’s event.

The first Brighton to Paris bike ride was in 2005.

The Argus Appeal – helping our community for more than 50 years.

If your group or organisation supports those in need you may qualify for a donation from the appeal – send as much detail about who you are, what you do, who benefits, what you need and the cost to The Argus Appeal, Argus House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, Brighton, BN1 8AR, or email

We do all sorts of fundraising and if you can help by taking part, holding an event or donating an auction item or raffle prize, we would very much appreciate your help.

Call Elsa Gillio on 01273 544465.