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London to Paris Tour de France 2 July 2017

19th - 23rd July 2017

Connect two of the world’s most chic capital cities as you embark on the challenge of a lifetime for charity...

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Our signature Tour de France ride is a unique opportunity to cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris and to arrive in Paris in time to watch the arrival of the Tour de France on Sunday 23rd July 2017!

But you don't have to be a professional rider yourself to come on our London to Paris cycle rides. A typical ride has over 100 other riders on it so whether you are an experienced club rider looking to put in some mileage, or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day ride you are bound to find other cyclists who are at your level. In fact that's the thing our customers tell us they like most about our rides – the friendships they form on our rides. So much so that most people come back to do another ride with us the following year!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Our challenge begins bright and early from London, we head south out of the capital and quickly leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind us. Weaving our way down quiet country lanes we are treated to some beautiful scenery. After conquering few tough climbs in through the Kent Downs we arrive in Dover late afternoon and take the evening ferry over to Calais.
95 miles (approx)


Day 2: Our second day in the saddle and we head east out of Calais and into the stunning countryside of northern France. We cruise down the French roads enjoying the rolling hills and picturesque villages until we reach the industrial town of Henin Beaumont where we spend the night.
85 miles (approx)


Day 3: An early start this morning as we face our longest day in the saddle. Our route today takes us through Saint-Quentin and then on to our hotels for the night in Compiegne, home to the beautiful Chateau de Compiegne built originally for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon.
100 miles (approx)


Day 4: The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris, our final destination. After lunch near the outskirts of Paris and you will start to spot the familiar sights of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. We rendezvous in a park just north of Paris before joining together to cycle the last miles along some of the famous boulevards. Our finish point can be seen for miles above the Paris skyline and on arrival the celebration can begin!
70 miles (approx)
 


Day 5: The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life, explore the city, and watch the finale of the Tour De France! Our Eurostar will be departing in the evening to give you as much time as possible to soak up the celebratory atmosphere. The Eurostar arrives into St Pancras in the late evening, here you will collect your bikes and continue with your journey home.

Itineraries and sponsorship levels are subject to confirmation. 

Is the trip for me?

Definitely! These trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause! There will be lots of like minded people taking part, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.

How fit do I need to be?

You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to do this challenge. The majority of people on the trip will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from the challenge training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice.

How much do I have to raise?

£1,560

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

£125

Can I extend my trip?

Unfortunately we are unable to change your Eurostar ticket home however many people do chose to extend their stay in the French capital by making their own arrangements to travel home at a later date of their choice.

Will you help me?

YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

Lots of familiar European dishes will be on the menu! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided throughout the trip except for 3 meals (dinner on the ferry on the way out to France and lunch and dinner in Paris on our last night). We can of course cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements – as long as you let us know in advance!

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required although we strongly recommend that you use your own bike for both your training and the event itself.  You will also need to bring your own cycle helmet. We will send you a full packing list for the trip you are going on once you have registered.

What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?

There will be support vehicles with the group at all times which means your luggage will be transported in one of these vehicles for you. You will just need to carry a bum bag for any essentials like a camera and sun tan lotion

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 70 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

We will be staying in minimum three star hotels throughout the trip

What's included in the cost?

Travel by ferry to France and return travel to London on Eurostar, accommodation, all meals (excluding dinner on the ferry on day 1 and lunch and dinner on day 4), mechanics, guides and medical support

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 you will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!


Location: England and France

Registration Fee: £125.00

Sponsorship Level: £1560.00

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