430km. 100 cyclists. Two wheels. One goal.

On Friday 4 May 2018, our intrepid cyclists will set off from Bristol city centre for four unforgettable days in the saddle to raise £150,000 for a new 3D ultrasound scanner.

Setting off from Ashton Court they will spend two days cycling through quintessentially countryside en-route to Portsmouth. Then they set sail to France for two more action packed days before crossing the Seine to finish triumphant at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

You can help to raise £150,000 for a new 3D ultrasound scanner by supporting an individual cyclist or donating directly to the cause:

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Help save lives

Every year the Fetal Medicine Unit at St Michael's Hospital performs over 3,500 ultrasound scans on mums-to-be with complicated pregnancies.

"At the 12 week scan we found out we were having identical twins which is a high risk pregnancy. We were monitored very closely and doctors picked up that I had developed twin to twin transfusion syndrome - a serious and potentially fatal condition. The odds of the girls surviving was only 40%. 

"The team operated on the foetuses inside the womb and three and a half years later, we have our cheeky twins who love riding their bikes, playing with trains and swimming." 

- Jo O'Halloran, mum to Amy and Eve

As a specialist unit covering the South West and South Wales, the dedicated team of doctors and specialist midwives work with families to detect conditions and abnormalities such as rhesus disease and twin to twin transfusion syndrome. Unless diagnosed and treated with the aid of sophisticated ultrasound technology, babies with these conditions are at high risk of dying inside the womb. 

Help us raise £150,000 

We urgently need your help to raise £150,000 for a new 3D ultrasound scanner in the Fetal Medicine Unit at St Michael's Hospital. This state of the art piece of equipment will provide greater diagnostic accuracy for fetal imaging, vital for conducting life-saving in-utero procedures and facilitating prenatal bonding.

"This technology is saving a child's life before they're even born, as well as saving a couple from the devastating possibility of losing their baby. Thanks to the staff at St Michael's Fetal Medicine Unit, we have two children who otherwise wouldn't be here full stop."

- Laura Bernice, mum to Fleur and Eric

Your support through the Bristol to Paris 2018 Cycle Challenge will help ensure more children like Amy, Eve, Eric and Fleur go on to lead fulfilling lives.

Be inspired!

Entries for the 2019 ride will open soon. Register your interest by emailing [email protected] or call 0117 927 7120 and we'll send you more information.

You can make a donation towards the new 3D ultrasound scanner below, thank you:

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