London to Paris Bike Ride 2016

Cycling from London to Paris is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, and the best of bike rides for charity to hit the sector! Join our London to Paris Bike Ride for a truly inspirational experience, and a great way to raise funds for the charity of your choice.

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 charity 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 this charity 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 charity 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 pièce de résistance of this cycle for charity will be the spectacular view of the 324 metre Eiffel Tower, which 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!

Day 1 – Registration for challenge early morning and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 73 miles

Day 2 – Cycle to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 80 miles

Day 3 – Cycle to Compiegne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Distance – 74 miles

Day 4 – Cycle to Paris and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Gardens. Celebratory meal. Distance – 68 miles

Day 5 – Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.

If you are interested in signing up and have any questions about this challenge or fundraising for it please email us at fundraising@cornerstone.org.uk and we will offer you a range of support to meet your needs.

 

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