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!
Day 1 (80 miles) – Registration for challenge early morning and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais.
Day 2 (78 miles) – Cycle to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes.
Day 3 (73 miles) – Cycle to Compiegne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme.
Day 4 (66 miles) – Cycle to Paris and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Gardens. Celebratory meal.
Day 5 – Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.
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.
London to Paris Bike Ride is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. To get started, just select a charity and complete the request form to get full details about the challenge and payment options.
Helping children experience what life has to offer.
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Spinal Injuries Association rebuilding lives after Spinal Cord Injury.
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Caring today, researching for tomorrow.
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Make-A-Wish® UK exist for one reason – to grant magical wishes to children & young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.
Working together to beat childhood cancer.
Home-Start: one of the UK’s leading family support charities.
Variety, the Children's Charity, improving the lives of sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children each day.
Dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, tinnitus is silenced & people look after their hearing.
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The hospice for children in Wales.
WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.
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Funding medical research projects to improve the lives and survival for men with the disease, and secure a future without prostate cancer.
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Dementia UK is committed to improving the lives of everyone affected by dementia, by providing Admiral Nurses.
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Target Ovarian Cancer is working to save lives and help women diagnosed live their lives to the full, across the UK.
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Bowel Cancer UK is determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
The only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.
Fighting the death, disability and suffering caused by meningitis – The Science of Saving Lives.
Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Bringing positive change into the lives of those affected by autism.
A new kidney can transform a person's life. Kidneys for Life works to make the kidney last a lifetime.
We aim to improve survival for pancreatic cancer by focusing on early diagnosis.
The only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: Support, Information, Campaigning and Research.
A world-leading innovation centre who pioneers new treatments that save lives. Invest in a future beyond cancer.
Research to save lives.
We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
As the nation's leading first aid charity, we want to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.
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