Daventry brothers in charity trip to Paris - by foot

Dean and Mikey Ronnie
Dean and Mikey Ronnie

While many fundraisers cycle from London to Paris, two Daventry brothers have chosen to do it differently - and complete the journey of more than 200 miles on foot.

Dean and Mikey Ronnie have begun training for their challenge, through which they will raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Save The Children.

Aiming to complete the journey in just six days, the brothers will walk from London to Newhaven in East Sussex, then board the ferry to Dieppe in Northern France before heading onwards to Paris, pitching their tents as they reach each checkpoint along the way.

The pair, who will take on the challenge in May next year, will only take with them the basic supplies that they need for the trip.

Dean, who has recently completed his first marathon, said: “We are both very active guys and have completed numerous 10Ks, half marathons and marathons between us, but never anything of this magnitude.”

Mikey, a keen mountain biker whose nickname is ‘Mad Mikey’ due to the number of bones he has fractured, added: “It will definitely be a challenge, but it’s a challenge that we will be completing for two fantastic causes.”

Dean and Mikey can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/teams/flipping-hell-we-are-walking-france

Any businesses from the area that can support the pair in any way are invited to contact them by email: dean@london2pariswalk.co.uk or ormikey@london2pariswalk.co.uk