London to Paris Bike Ride

London to Paris Bike Ride

Global Adventure Challenges

Road cycling 5 days Road cycling - London to Paris, France
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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!

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW
Activity:
Road cycling - 5 days
Location:
London to Paris, France
Duration/distance:
5 days
Team entries:
May not be suitable for teams - please check
Beginners:
May not be suitable for novices - please check
Under 18's:
May not be suitable for under 18's - please check
Women only:
No - mixed challenge
Difficulty:
Level 3
Payment options:
Minimum sponsorship option:
£99 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option:
£99 registration fee + tour cost
 
CHALLENGE DETAILS

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!

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

HOW IT WORKS

This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.

Minimum sponsorship option
This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise. The amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Self funder option
This option requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge yourself, 100% of any fundraising is kept by the charity - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.

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