Connect two of the world's most chic capital cities as you embark on the bike ride challenge of a lifetime.
The London to Paris Cycle Ride is a challenging 300 mile ride across two nations. Taking part in this extraordinary adventure will not only leave you with lifelong memories but your sponsorship will also go towards making a real difference to people with life-limiting illnesses. Your funds will enable us to continue giving life-enhancing care not only to our patients but to their family and friends who are also affected.
There are two ways to take part in this challenge.
- Pay the registration fee (non-refundable) of £125 and commit to raise £1600 (which covers the cost of your challenge)
- Pay the registration fee (non-refundable) of £125 and self-fund the challenge costs of £800 and raise as much sponsorship as you can.
Joining Team ARTHUR
will give you access to a wealth of fundraising experience as we will support you along the way with our fundraising tools, promotional items and media coverage. Remember, any UK taxpayer can increase their gift by 25p for every pound donated through Gift Aid. (If your sponsorship is covering the cost of your challenge we are unable to claim gift aid on any donation received from family members. Please refer to the Fundraising Team for further information.)
Itinerary - the following gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead.
London to Paris Bike Ride: 18 - 22 September 2019
Day 1 – Registration for challenge early morning at Crystal Palace and head south towards the coast. Today's route winds through the beautiful Kent Countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop. Approx 95 miles cycling.
Day 2 – Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for it's ceramics. We then follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville, a town steeped in history from the war which despite extensive damage in just one night has retains it's beautiful Gothic church. Approx. 75 miles cycling.
Day 3 – Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. Though the famous battle likely comes to mind first, the name Somme actually derives from the Celtic word for 'tranquility' which full encapsulates the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region, finishing the day in Beauvais whose market square is a true highlight. Approx. 70 miles cycling.
Day 4 – The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! Travel through some stunning countryside to the lunch spot by the River Seine, then follow the river through the suburbs to Bois de Boulogne and a short distance through the famous boulevards of Paris before reaching the finish point at the Eiffel Tower! Approx. 60 miles cycling.
Day 5 –The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported overnight.
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
If you're ready to jump on the saddle and join Team ARTHUR, register your interest now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org