Join Team Prevent Breast Cancer
on an epic 320 mile bike ride from London to Paris
, June 21st-25th 2017.
Cycling from London to Paris is by far one of the best of bike rides in Europe, so why not join us for a truly inspirational experience. For those who choose; this is a fantastic way to raise funds for the charity of your choice. Starting in London, covering just over 300 miles, this 4 day route takes us through some glorious undulating countryside on route to the ferry from Dover to Calais. Once ‘French side’, we cycle along quiet country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France. Get ready for a fantastic ride – the tarmac in France is superb, and cycling is the nation’s favourite sport, so don’t be surprised if the locals cheer you on!
Day 1: London to Calais (138km)
Your challenge begins, after registration, with an early start from our hotel, as you head out through the outskirts of London on to the quieter roads and the stunning villages, taking in the striking countryside of rural Kent. It’s a long cycling day through some tree lined lanes but upon reaching the port of Dover and the famous white cliffs you will feel great with what you have achieved. We then board the ferry to Calais where you will relax and have something to eat. Once disembarked, we have a short ride to our hotel, your base for the evening for some well-earned rest!
Day 2: Calais to Arras (135km)
After a hearty breakfast we head out of Calais remembering to ride on the right hand side of the road! As we take on the smooth, relatively flat, roads we next come across a few undulations as we pedal our way through the stunning French countryside and rolling landscapes of Northern France. After a delicious Chapeau lunch we take on a few more undulations finishing with a beautiful gentle decent into the splendid medieval town of Arras, famous for its two striking squares, made by many houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. This is where we find our hotel for the evening.
Day 3: Arras to Compiegne (126km)
Our route this morning heads south through the region of the Somme, which is perhaps most famous for its battles but the name is also a Celtic word meaning tranquility…totally summing up the feeling of the day as we cycle through this superb place. You will see the battlefields of WW1, many war memorials and cemeteries as we cycle along the tree lined country lanes and stunning meadows, before reaching our next hotel stop in Compiegne. Since 1968, this town has been the starting place of the “Paris-Roubaix”, the, most famous cycling race in France, after the Tour de France.
Day 4: Compiegne to Paris (105km)
We leave the hotel on our final day of cycling, riding through the exquisite forest that surrounds Compiegne. It was here that the 1918 Armistice was signed and still resides in a small museum. We continue on our way riding through quiet quaint villages before reaching the outskirts of Paris where we will start to spot familiar sights and infamous landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. As we cycle through the sometimes crowded Parisian streets, with car horns sounding our arrival, we pedal up the Champs Elysees and on to our grand finish at the Eiffel Tower…a truly fitting end to a challenging journey!
Day 5: Departure Day
After a leisurely breakfast, the event comes to an end. Your bikes will be safely transported back to the UK leaving you hassle free to continue with your onward arrangements, whether homeward bound or enjoying the romantic delights that Paris has to offer.
Food and Refreshments
As part of the event package you will receive three meals a day plus two ‘water stops’ on the ride which include water and high energy drinks and snacks. Lunch is provided by Chapeau and catering includes a hot and cold buffet and homemade cakes.
Get your place
To secure your place for the 2017 edition of the London to Paris cycle ride we ask that all participants pay a £100 non-refundable deposit.
We ask that all of our fundraisers pledge to raise a minimum of £1500 sponsorship.
Don’t miss your chance to go on the trip of a lifetime. Get your place today.
If you are interested in taking on the London to Paris cycle challenge in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer please contact our Sports Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 291 4400.
This event is ran by Chaepeau Events, an experienced bike events company. For more information about Chapeau Events please visit: http://www.chapeauevents.co.uk