London 2 Paris Cycle with Tour De France Finale
London to Paris Cycle, with Tour De France Finale
Available Dates: 19th - 23rd July 2017
Starting in London, our 299 mile, 4 day route takes us through glorious English countryside, to the ferry from Dover to Calais. Once ‘French side’, we push on cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of northern France.
Get ready for a fantastic Boparan Trust bike ride – the tarmac in France is superb, and cycling is the nation’s favourite sport so don’t be surprised when the locals make way for you and cheer you on!
Whether you are a regular cyclist or simply enjoy a Sunday afternoon meander, as long as you are willing to train, then our cycle event is perfect for you. We cater for all levels of ability on this ride. The special cycling experience, combined with a fantastic support crew to look after you, means this challenge is no longer a dream but a reality. Don’t worry about your luggage, water or food – we take care of it all – leaving you to just cycle and focus on your goal of reaching Paris.
The spectacular view of the 324 metre Eiffel Tower, marks our finish line. The days in the saddle are long, but upon reaching Paris and celebrating our achievements in this fabulous capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!
The pièce de résistance of this cycle is on your final day you can watch the finale of the actual Tour De France as it makes its way into Paris.
London to Paris Bike Ride, Tour de France Finale – Route 1
Day 1 – Registration for challenge early morning in Bexley and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 73 miles
Day 2 – Cycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 79 miles
Day 3 – Cycle from Arras to Creil along stunning quiet French country lanes winding through traditional market towns. Distance – 88 miles
Day 4 – Cycle to Paris, up the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars, Celebratory meal. Distance – 55 miles
Day 5 – Free day in Paris to watch the finale of the Tour de France, until making your own way to Gare du Nord to catch the evening Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.
Registration Fee: £125
Fundraising Target: £1250