We did it!
The sun was beaming as Team Best Beginnings cycled towards the Eiffel Tower finish line on Tuesday 14th September.

Our team of 17 left London two days earlier and cycled over 180 gruelling miles. So far the team have raised over £20,000 to help Best Beginnings give every baby in the UK the healthiest start in life. Well done to all of them!

It's not too late to sponsor one of our riders – the ride is over but the fundraising is far from over. You can find the whole team on the Our Champions page. Or you can click to sponsor me and Head of Fundraising Tom Walker. Please give generously, we have all worked hard for it!

A special mention goes to actor Leon Ockenden who chose the bike ride to Paris as his stag do. Leon and his stag team of 5 other actors have already raised over £7,000. Congratulations Leon and Best Wishes to you and Vanessa for the future.

Setting off at the crack of dawn

Actor Leon Ockenden did the ride for his stag do and cycled to Paris wearing a nappy!

Actors Michael Dixon and Joseph Chance take a well-deserved break

Midwife and Infant Feeding Coordinator Liz Mason with a card from her team at Hull

Nearing the finish line

Actor Samuel Roukin, soon to appear in the next Harry Potter film, reaches the finish line

Actor Scott Brooksbank and Research Nurse Abi Penfold celebrate their achievement

Actor Harry Lloyd, Will Scarlett from BBC One's Robin Hood, at the finish line

Mo Taguri and Liz Mason, glad to pass the post

All the girls: myself, Nicki Nathan, Amanda Costello, Abi Penfold, Liz Mason and Julie Dyball

Leon and photographer Frank Herholdt celebrate in style

Leon with Ashley Walcott and myself

The midwife team: Giuseppe Labriola, Amanda Costello and Liz Mason

Mo has had enough of cycling!

Myself and Colleague Tom Walker

186 miles later, the team at the finish line