London to Paris Bike Ride

London to Paris Bike Ride

Global Adventure Challenges

Road cycling 300 miles 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 - 300 miles
Location:
London to Paris, France
Duration/distance:
300 miles
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!

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
Your Itinerary
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.
 

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.

Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
June 2016 | September 2016

Featured charities
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Make-A-Wish Foundation UK Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

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Home-Start UK Home-Start UK

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Samuel's Charity Samuel's Charity

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The National Deaf Children's Society The National Deaf Children's Society

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Action on Hearing Loss Action on Hearing Loss

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The National Autistic Society The National Autistic Society

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Deafblind UK Deafblind UK

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Enham Trust - the power of yes Enham Trust - the power of yes

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Ty Hafan Ty Hafan

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WaterAid WaterAid

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MAG (Mines Advisory Group) MAG (Mines Advisory Group)

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British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation

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Prostate Cancer Research Centre Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Funding medical research projects to improve the lives and survival for men with the disease, and secure a future without prostate cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust Teenage Cancer Trust

Cancer kills more young people than any other disease in the UK. Our expert care means they don't have to face cancer alone.

Dementia UK Dementia UK

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The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Our mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. Your mission is to take on the challenge of a lifetime.

Target Ovarian Cancer Target Ovarian Cancer

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Beating Bowel Cancer Beating Bowel Cancer

Dedicated to saving lives from bowel cancer. We raise awareness and provide support to patients and their families.

Bowel Cancer UK Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK is determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.

Meningitis Research Foundation Meningitis Research Foundation

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Pancreatic Cancer Action

We aim to improve survival for pancreatic cancer by focusing on early diagnosis.

Pancreatic Cancer UK Pancreatic Cancer UK

The only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: Support, Information, Campaigning and Research.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

A world-leading innovation centre who pioneers new treatments that save lives. Invest in a future beyond cancer.

MS Society MS Society

The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.

The Vaccine Research Trust The Vaccine Research Trust

Research to save lives.

Breast Cancer Now Breast Cancer Now

We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

Meningitis Now Meningitis Now

We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.

Spinal Injuries Association Spinal Injuries Association

Spinal Injuries Association rebuilding lives after Spinal Cord Injury.

Ataxia UK Ataxia UK

Caring today, researching for tomorrow.

St John Ambulance St John Ambulance

As the nation's leading first aid charity, we want to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.

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