When: 25-29 July, 2018

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

Places: There is a £125 registration fee (which goes directly to the cycle ride operator). Complete the 'Book' link at the bottom of this page and get your preparations started today.

Sponsorship: We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £1,560 per person

Join us on 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.

The next day you'll be in a prime position to watch the professionals in action at the exciting finale of the Tour de France.

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 to watch Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysees. What an experience!

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

Day 1 London to Calais 
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. Our route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop 95 miles (approx)

Day 2 Calais to Arras 
La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. We cycle through charming villages before reaching Arras, a town steeped in history and heavily affected during both the World Wars. 
75 miles (approx)

Day 3 Arras to Beauvais 
Our route this morning crosses the river Somme out of Arras. 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. We 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 
Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! We 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 our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower! 
60 miles (approx)

Day 5 Paris to London 
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.

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

Thank you for considering to support Leukaemia UK!