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25 July - 29 July

About this challenge

5 Days duration

Option A:
Registration Fee: £149 fundraising target + min sponsorship £1630

Option B:
Registration Fee: £149 + self funding £815

Organiser: Global Adventure Challenges

The 300 mile, 4 day bike ride will take you along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling, green fields of northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme. The pièce de résistance of this cycle challenge will be the final cycle up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats. To finish the amazing challenge there is free time to watch the Tour de France reach its climax, racing through the streets of Paris.

For more information on how you can challenge yourself and raise vital funds for Rowcroft Hospice, contact our Community Fundraising Manager on [email protected] or 01803 210835.

Day by Day Itinerary +

London to Paris Charity Cycle Ride

Day 1
Early morning start (7am) from Croydon following event registration. Cycle through Kent countryside to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 86 miles approx.

Day 2
Cycle to Arras through beautiful French villages and country lanes. Distance – 80 miles approx.

Day 3
Cycle to Compiègne, passing WW1 memorials and monuments through the region of Somme. Distance – 74 miles approx.

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 – 68 miles approx.

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.

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