An awesome ride from capital to capital followed by the finale of the Tour de France live from the Champs-Elysees! Ride for a world free from dementia.
This ride combined with watching the exciting finale of Tour De France is the best cycling experience in Europe!
You will glide through the beautiful Kent countryside to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. This route takes you along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling, green fields of northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.
The pièce de résistance of this cycle challenge will be the final cycle up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats, before watching them cycle the same route the next day in the finale of the Tour de France!
Most people will sign up by themselves and meet people on the challenge - so don't worry if you're on your own.
This ride has been graded 'challenging'. You'll need a commitment to train for the ride ahead and everyone will receive a thorough training guide with day-to-day sessions.
Day 1 London to Calais
Day 2 Calais to Arras
Day 3 Arras - Compiègne
Day 4 Compiègne - Paris
Day 5 Watch the finale of the Tour de France!
"Superb route, great roads"
“The route was superb, we travelled through some amazing places, on some great roads. The trip was well organised, the food was great, the team did a great job & worked incredibly hard.” Paul Rawson
"The right spirit to keep everyone going"
“The team was just so amazing! They have the right spirit to keep everyone going from those 'elite cyclists' to downright novices like me!” Divya Gurudutt
"Perfect route, scenery, food and accommodation"
“[the team] never made me feel anything but awesome. You enabled me to do something epic I'd never have dreamed of a year ago. The route & scenery were perfect as was the food & accommodation. 10/10.” Angie Preece
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Funding world-class scientific research to make breakthroughs possible.
The UK’s leading dementia research charity committed to making life-changing breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure for a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
A mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025 as it is forecast that, without treatment, one in three children born today will die with dementia.
£50 can help develop a blood test for early diagnosis or £100 could help fund tools needed for a scientist to map 10,000 genes for possible new treatments.
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