London to Paris Cycle

London - 18 Sep 2019

Fundraising pledge: £1600

This iconic cycle ride has around one hundred fellow cyclists, so whether you are an experienced rider looking to put in some mileage or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day cycle ride, you are bound to find other cyclists at your level and form great friendships as you pedal to Paris!

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. Approx. 95 miles cycling

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

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.

DAY 4

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.

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. 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.

Registration for this event is £125 with a minimum sponsorship of £1600. You will need to organise your own insurance but everything else is arranged for you.

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