London to Paris Cycle Ride
Join Team CHSW and ride from London to Paris for a truly inspirational experience. You'll make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits but most of all make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You could even witness the finale of the world's greatest cycle race! The London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe. It attracts hundreds of riders each year and raises thousands for charities nationwide.
You will spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 311 miles from capital to capital. Beginning in London, the route will take you through the glorious English countryside to Kent and Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water, you will start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right! You will cycle along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, before passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.
A spectacular finish awaits as you reach the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées, before finishing at the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower.
The days in the saddle may be long but think of the sense of achievement you’ll feel crossing the finish line with the euphoric atmosphere. You will arrive in time to witness the finale of the Tour de France finale challenge. As you enter Paris in one large peloton, the crowds will be cheering thinking the Tour has reached the city one day early! The atmosphere is simply electric!
Event provider: Global Adventures
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Global Adventure Payment options:
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship Registration Fee £125 + Min Sponsorship £1600
Option B - Self-Funding Registration Fee £125 + Self Funding £800
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5 Day Itinerary
Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change.
Registration for challenge early morning in Croydon and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais.
Distance – 86 miles
Cycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes.
Distance – 82 miles
Cycle from Arras to Compiègne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme.
Distance – 76 miles
Cycle to Paris, up the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars. Celebratory meal.
Distance – 67 miles
Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle. If you're on our Tour de France finale date, you'll spend the day watching the greats cycle into Paris before making your own way to Gare du Nord to catch the evening Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.
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Your fundraising helps children and families make the most of their precious time together. Every penny you raise makes a lifetime of difference to the lives of the children and families we support.