London to Paris - Richard McCourt
3 September 2006
Richard McCourt took part in this years London to Paris, cycling
285 miles in aid of the Alheimer's
Society, a charity that Richard knows first hand is an
extremely worthwhile cause.
Simon Biggs from Da Bungalow
Online managed to ask him some questions, after he had crossed the
finish line in Paris.
Hello Richard, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions
for Da Bungalow Online.
How did you get involved with the Alzheimer's Society?
A member of my family is affected by Dementia and so the Alzheimer's
Society is a great help.
Riding from London to Paris is a long way. Why did you choose
to do this in particular as there are so many other ways to raise
money for charity, such as parachuting, white water rafting and
marathons to name but a few?
I've always been a cyclist since being a kid and this seemed like
a great achievement. Plus you don't get muck muck thrown at you
while peddling like the Mucky Puddle Power Shower Game!
285 miles is a long way to ride, how did you prepare for
Sat on my arse for a few weeks.
How did you cross the North Sea? I take it you didn't
bike through the
channel tunnel, now that would be impressive!
On your fundraising page it says: "Team members: James
Lowe." Were there just two of you in your team?
No, 70 people in all, he was my mate doing it with me.
You've raised a lot of money for the charity from your bike
ride, how will it be used?
It will be used for valuable research into the disease.
How did you celebrate the completion of the London to Paris
Got extremely peedled.
Do you have any other charity events planned for the Alzheimer's
Yep, i'm trekking the Great Wall of China in October.
Dick and Dom in da Bloomsbury was a very successful show,
yourself and Dom joked how you wanted a tour. Are there any plans
to do a charity tour for Myeloma UK (previously known as the International
There are no plans at present.
If there are no plans at present, would you be up for a
charity tour if
As you know, you have many fans both on da Bungalow Online's
forum and Dom's forum Blather and I'm sure they would be interested
to hear if you have got any future television or radio plans in
We will of course let you know when we know!!
Finally, have you got a message for all the Dick fans out
Thanks to each and everyone of you that sponsored me for
the ride. It means a lot. X
Once again thank you for taking the time to answer da Bungalow
Online's questions and congratulations in raising so much money
for the Alzheimer's Society.
So, same time again next year then Rich?