London - 24 Jul 2019
Fundraising pledge: £1650
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 have the opportunity to soak up the Tour de France atmosphere on the Champs Elysees before catching an evening Eurostar back to London! What an experience!
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.
Registration for this event is £125 with a minimum sponsorship of £1650. You will need to organise your own insurance but everything else is arranged for you.
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