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Three days cycling and one day to enjoy Paris

Full mechanical support on hand throughout the route

London to Paris Cycle

08-06-2022

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Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. After passing through picturesque English countryside, we cross the Channel at Dover and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France.

 

With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, our finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement.

 

After completing this incredible challenge, our last day in Paris allows us to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city!

 

Registration for this once in a lifetime cycle is £99 and participants pledge to raise a minimum of £1,650 in sponsorship. A self-funded option is available for £99 registration and £825 trip costs (due 8 weeks before the event).

 

For more information about the challenge, please click here.

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1: London to Dover (approx. 85 miles)

We start by passing through the outskirts of London onto quieter roads and it's not long before we are among the rolling fields and villages of rural Kent, passing orchards and traditional oast houses where hops are stored. We follow country roads across the hills of the North Downs to Dover and the coast. Taking the ferry to Calais, we have dinner on board and cycle the short distance to our hotel. (Dinner on ferry not included)

 

Day 2: Dunkirk to Cambrai (approx. 100 miles)

With a long day of cycling ahead of us, we head south from Dunkirk, riding roughly parallel to the Belgian border. The area we pass through saw a great deal of action in WW1 and many road-names in towns and villages testify to the history. Our afternoon is predominantly flat as we ride southeast, though a few hills await us before Cambrai, a town which dates back to Roman times. 

 

Day 3: Cambrai to Soissons (approx. 70 miles)

Today is a shorter, but more hilly ride, as we cross beautiful rolling landscapes, where fields of crops stretch for miles. For the first part of the day we pass small war cemeteries and are rewarded with a great view of the River Somme, reminding us of events a century ago. The last section of our route runs through an area involved in the WW1 Battles of the Aisne. 

 

Day 4: Soissons - Paris (approx. 75 miles)

As our last day of cycling begins, we cycle southwest. There are some short sharp climbs in the morning, before we reach busier roads. As we cycle through the Parisian streets we look out for distinctive landmarks, feeling excited at being this close to our goal! Then we sweep around the Arc de Triomphe and down the famed Champs-Elysées to our finish beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower. We head to our hotel and get ready for a final meal together as a group to mark our achievement.

 

Day 5: Paris to London

You are free to explore Paris at your leisure on day 5. The Eurostar back to St. Pancras will leave late afternoon and, once back in London, we will be reunited with our bikes. (Lunch and dinner not included)

 

Click here for a full and detailed itinerary.

 

What’s included?

  • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
  • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
  • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
  • Route information
 

What’s excluded?

  • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle
  • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
  • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
  • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
  • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
 

By signing up to this event you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions set out by Discover Adventure which are available by clicking here. By signing up you are agreeing to raise the full sponsorship 10 weeks prior to the challenge.

 

Register online today to secure your space!

 

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, please be aware that this event may be postponed to a later date. 

 

Registration fee: 

£99

 

Sponsorship target:

£1,650

 

Date:

Wednesday 8th June 2022 to Sunday 12th June 2022

 

Distance

Approx. 330 miles

 

Registration

Register online, simply click on this link.

 

More Information

For more information please email events@sfh.org.uk or call 01702 753319.

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