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03 September

London to Paris Bike Ride

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Road cyclingRoad cycling - 237 miles
Date: 3 September 2015
Dream Challenges


Road cyclingRoad cycling - 237 miles
Place: Paris, France
Organiser: Dream Challenges
Date: 3 September 2015
Duration/distance: 237 miles
Under 18's:
Difficulty: Level 4
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £149 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £149 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)

Challenge details

Take on this tough but amazing bike challenge and cycle 237 miles between the iconic capital cities of London and Paris in just 3-days!

This 3-day ride leads you across picturesque English countryside and through the sleepy villages of Northern France as you head towards the breath-taking finish at the world-famous Eiffel Tower! London-to-Paris-500.jpg

Day 1-
Set off early on our bikes from London and pass through beautiful countryside on our way to Portsmouth. Here we will enjoy dinner together before boarding the overnight ferry to Caen.
(77 miles cycling)

Day 2- The ferry docks at 7am and we get back in the saddle for a fantastic day of cycling! We leave Caen and ride over rolling French hills on our way to Liseux where we stop for lunch. The ride is pleasant and flat from here to the beautiful town of Evreux where we stay the night.

Day 3- Leave Evreux and pass through quaint, pretty towns on our way to Septeuil which is where we stop for a lunch break. We then have one big final push to the finish line, and our triumphant ride around the Arc de Triomph to the iconic Eiffel Tower. We later enjoy a celebratory meal together.

Day 4- Free day to explore Paris before boarding the Eurostar back to London in the afternoon.

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.