15th July 2020 - 19th July 2020
About this challenge
5 Days duration
Organiser: Global Adventure Challenges
This 4 day, 311 mile bike ride is the challenge of a lifetime, taking you from the glorious English countryside to the quiet French country lanes. You will cycle 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 before reaching the Eiffel Tower, marking the finish line and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 210835.
Early morning registration takes place in Croydon. You will then start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover before taking the ferry to Calais. Distance – 90 miles
Cycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 78 miles
Cycle from Arras to Compiègne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Distance – 75 miles
Cycle to Paris, up the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars, followed by a celebratory meal. Distance – 72 miles
Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.
If you’re on our Tour de France finale date, you’ll spend the day watching the greats cycle into Paris before making your own way to Gare du Nord to catch the evening Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.
Please note, this is a complex itinerary and is subject to change.