London To Paris Cycle 2020 (Tour De France Edition)

15 Jul 2020


15th – 19th July 2020

No. of days

5 days (4 days cycling)

Registration Fee

Secure your place on this challenge with a registration fee of £149.(1)

Funding options

Charity Fundraiser: Pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £1,650 (2)
Self-funder: Choose to pay the tour costs of £825 yourself.(3)

1. The registration fee is non-refundable. 2. All fundraising incurs costs. The tour costs are 50% of the
minimum sponsorship level. The first 80% of this minimum sponsorship is due 12 weeks before the event. 3.
Those who self-fund their place will receive an invoice for the tour costs 14 weeks before the event.


Day 1

London to Calais

Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south towards the coast. Today's 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 cycling (approx)


Calais to Abbeville

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 then follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville, a town steeped in history from the war which despite extensive damage in just one night has retained its beautiful Gothic church. 75 miles cycling (approx)


Abbeville to Beauvais

Our route this morning crosses the river Somme Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. Though the famous battle likely comes to mind first, the name Somme actually derives from the Celtic word for 'tranquility' which fully encapsulates the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais whose market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries. 70 miles cycling (approx)


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. We then have a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower! 60 miles cycling (approx)


Paris to London

The day is yours to soak up the atmosphere as thousands of fans will line the streets to watch the Tour de France arrive in Paris. We will meet you in the evening 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.

Whats included

Accommodation, travel by ferry and Eurostar, all meals during cycling days, water, refreshments, guides, mechanics and medical support.(please note: all participants are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas.The tour costs do not include travel insurance which is compulsory. Dinner on the ferry on day  1 and lunch on day 5 are not included).

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