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08 April

London to Paris Bike Ride

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Activity:
Road cyclingRoad cycling - 5 days
Date: 8 April 2015
Global Adventure Challenges

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

Activity:
Road cyclingRoad cycling - 5 days
Place: London to Paris, France
Organiser: Global Adventure Challenges
Date: 8 April 2015
Duration/distance: 5 days
Teams:
Beginners:
Under 18's:
Women-only:
Difficulty: Level 3
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £99 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £99 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)
Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
September 2015

Challenge details

Riding from London to Paris is one of the best bike rides Europe has to offer. Take on this challenge for a truly inspirational adventure!

Beginning in London, our 4-day, 300 mile route leads us across stunning English countryside, through the beautiful South Downs and on to board a ferry from the white cliffs of Dover to Calais. On arrival in France, we continue cycling along remote French country lanes, passing through medieval market towns with fantastic views of the rolling French hills. The tarmac roads in France are excellent, and cycling is the country's favourite sport. Don't be surprised if locals make way and cheer you on!

The route takes in many war memorials and monuments, bringing home sobering thoughts. The highlight of this challenge is the magnificent view of the stunning 324m Eiffel Tower, marking our finish line. The days of cycling will be long, but when we reach Paris and have chance to celebrate our impressive achievements in this amazing capital city, the saddle soreness will quickly wear off!
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Your Itinerary
London to Paris Bike Ride – April and September 2014 Route

Day 1 – Registration for challenge early morning and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 80 miles

Day 2 – Cycle to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 78 miles

Day 3 – Cycle to Compiegne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Distance – 73 miles

Day 4 – Cycle to Paris and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Gardens. Celebratory meal. Distance – 66 miles

Day 5 – Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.

What’s included?
  • Ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
  • Eurostar from Paris to London
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Support vehicles
  • Water and snack stops (one in the morning, one in the afternoon)
  • Route markers
  • Mechanical and medical support
  • Transfer of bikes back to starting venue in London

Find out more today
Secure your place on this challenge with one of our charity partners - just click on a charity logo on the right for further details.

Charities with places

Limited charity places are available in London to Paris Bike Ride - click a logo for details about the charity and how it will help you:

  • secure your place in the event
  • raise any sponsorship needed
  • get kit, training advice & race-day support

Choose your own charity

Want to do this challenge for your own charity?
You can do this challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. To find out more, please click here.