London to Paris Bike Ride
Cycle from London to the home of the Tour de France
It’s time to saddle up for Pilgrims in the pinnacle of pedalling prestige. The London to Paris bike ride is arguably the most iconic challenge available for any keen cyclist. From your London start line, the four day challenge takes you through 295 miles of beautiful English and French countryside, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme, before finishing in the heart of Paris in good time to enjoy the final day of the Tour de France.
You’ll join a 200 strong group of riders of all abilities, each taking on this classic route with the same thing in common; a great sense of adventure and the desire to help their favourite charity.
This very unique edition has been specially designed to allow riders to revel in the triumph of making it to Paris themselves whilst watching the professionals battle it out in the finale of the greatest race in the world; le Tour de France!
- All accommodation except for evening prior to start of the challenge
- Ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
- Eurostar ticket from Paris to London
- Most meals (see brochure for exceptions)
- water/snack stops
- support vehicles
- route markers
- English speaking guides
- mechanic and medical support
- Transfer of bicycles back to start venue in London
- Transfer back to start venue from St Pancras
Day 1: After an early morning start in London, you’ll push on to Rochester, where we join some of the 2007 Tour De France route through the Kent countryside to Dover in time to catch the ferry for the overnight at Calais. Approx 73 miles.
Day 2: A long, tough day from Calais to the beautiful mediaeval town of Arras. Remember to stay on the right! Approx 79 miles.
Day 3: Arras to Creil passing through the region of the Somme and the World War I battlefields – rolling, green meadows studded with the many war memorials and cemeteries of the First World War. Approx 88 miles.
Day 4: Final day of cycling from Creil to Paris including the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triumphe before finishing at the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a celebratory meal. Approx 55 miles.
Day 5: Free day in Paris to watch the finale of the Tour de France, before making your way to Gare du Nord to catch the evening Eurostar to London where you will be re-united with your bicycle.
Are you ready for the ride of your life?
You’ll need a deposit of just £125 to secure your place on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. How you fund the rest is up to you!
Option A Deposit £125 + minimum sponsorship £1500
Option B Deposit £125 + self funding £750 (no minimum sponsorship)
For more information about any of our UK or overseas challenges, feel free to contact Robert Grew in fundraising on 01227 812609.