16 Sep 2020
About the Challenge
16th – 20th September 2020
No. of days
5 days (4 days cycling)
Secure your place on this challenge with a registration fee of £125.(1)
Charity Fundraiser: Pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of
Self-funder: Choose to pay the tour costs of £800 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.
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. Approx. 95 miles cycling
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. Approx. 75 miles cycling.
Abbeville to Beauvais
Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. Though the famous battle likely comes to mind first, the name Somme derives from the Celtic word for 'tranquillity' 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 real highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries. Approx. 70 miles cycling.
Beauvais to Paris
Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! Stunning countryside provides a picturesque backdrop for the ride 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 most significant 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! Approx. 60 miles cycling.
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. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras, where you reunite with your bike which has been transported for you overnight.
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).
For further details visit https://skylineevents.co.uk/events/london-to-paris-cycle/
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