When: 12 -16 September, 2018

Where: London to Paris. Finish your challenge under the Eiffel Tower.

Places: Registration Fee £99

Sponsorship: We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £1,600 per person

Registration Deadline: 20 June 2018

Whether you are an experienced rider looking to put in some mileage or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day ride, you will find other cyclists at your level, make friends for life and go on an incredible adventure which will stay with you forever.

 
Why ride for Leukaemia UK?
By raising money for Leukaemia UK you are supporting groundbreaking care and research for people living with blood cancer. Our work with people affected by leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and other blood disorders is helping to change lives. Thank you for helping us continue our life saving work.

 

About this experience

This incredible cycle connects two of the world's most chic capital cities! You will make your way through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France, passing historical landmarks and famous battlefields until you reach Paris - which is undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth - and you will experience a full day in Paris. What an experience!

The following gives you a brief taste of the cycling challenge ahead.

 

What's It Like?

This signature ride offers the unique opportunity to cycle the 300 mile from London to Paris.

But you don’t have to be a professional rider yourself to come on our London to Paris Cycle. A typical ride has over 100 other riders on it so whether you are an experience 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 exactly what our customers tell us they like most about our rides – the friendships they form whilst taking on the challenge of a lifetime. So much so that most people come back to another ride with us the following year!

Itinerary


This route will takes you from Crystal Palace in southeast London to the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. Cycling through stunning countryside and quiet country roads the following gives you a breakdown of the days, routes and distances:

Day 1: London to Calais

The challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. The route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before you reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here you catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop

95 miles (approx.)

Day 2: Calais to Abbeville

La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits you in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. From here you follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville – steeped in history from the war but despite being destroyed in one night it has managed to retain its beautiful gothic church
75 miles (approx.)

Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais

The route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. The Somme is perhaps most famous for its battles but it is also a Celtic word for ‘tranquility’, summing up the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. You finish the day in Beauvais where the market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries
70 miles (approx.)

Day 4: Beauvais to Paris

Your final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! You are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to our lunch spot by the River Seine. After lunch we follow the river down through the suburbs until we reach the Bois de Boulogne – the largest park in Paris. From here it’s a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching the finishing point at the Eiffel Tower!
60 miles (approx.)

Day 5: Paris to London on the Eurostar

The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. The organisers will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight

Take part in this exciting ride that will take you from the heart of London through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France before you reach Paris and end your challenge under the Eiffel Tower.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about this event, wish to take part in this oe or any other challenge on: [email protected] 

Thank you for considering to support Leukaemia UK!