London to Paris has always been on the bucket list of any keen cyclist and in 2018 Barnardo's are offering you an L2P with a difference. Not only will you be able to conquer this iconic route in 24hrs, but the following day after you complete the ride you will be able to witness the finish of the final stage of the Tour De France!
London to Newhaven - 70 miles
Dieppe to Paris - 115miles
Starting from London on Friday you’ll cycle to Brighton. Over the downs, Ditchling Beacon and then on to Newhaven and a 4 hour ferry over to Dieppe.
The route from Dieppe includes the Avenue Verte cycle route providing traffic free cycling for approximately 35 kilometres to Forges-les-Eaux. The mostly flat route through the French countryside offers a few gentle climbs through Gisor and Marines before entering the outskirts of Paris and our final destination, the Eiffel Tower.
At the finish everyone will celebrate their achievement and take some souvenir photos, before you are escorted to your hotel where you can relax after your efforts and enjoy an evening meal.
On Sunday your bikes will be loaded into our van to be taken back to the UK. While you have the chance to watch the pros finish the most presigious cycling competition in the world, before making your way to the Gare du Nord to get the Eurostar back to London.
- Mulitple speed groups
- 2 x Road Captains per group (at least one to be First Aid qualified)
- 1 x Driver/Mechanic to accompany the group
- Support Vehicle to provide mechanical and emergency assistance as required
- Baggage transfer from UK to France
- Bike return from Paris to London
- 4 star hotel (twin/double occupancy) on B&B basis
- Ferry outbound
- Eurostar return
- Witness the finish of the Tour De France
- Eiffel Tower
*Prices are based on two sharing a room . Price quoted is for a standard three day trip Friday – Sunday for a group of 15 cyclists.
In addition you will receive the following from the Barnardo's Events Team
- A Barnardo's cycling jersey.
- An invitation to Barnardo's Exclusive Training Day.
- Unrivalled advice through training, nutrition and every aspect of your challenge.
- All the fundraising support and guidance you will need.
- A dedicated events team to support you every step of the way
Want to take part? We’d love to welcome you to #TeamBarnardos for the London to Paris Cycle Challenge!
There are two payment options for this challenge.
The full cost of this challenge is £750. You will be required to pay the registration fee of £50 and trip cost of £700 at the time of booking. You will receive fundraising advice and sponsorship forms and be asked to raise as much as you can for Barnardo's. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge, 100% of this fundraising will go towards supporting vulnerable children in the UK.
You will be required to pay the deposit of £50 at the time of booking, and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship, £1,500 for Barnardo's. You will need to send your sponsorship money to us as you raise it. You will be required to raise the fundraising total 8 weeks before the event (01/06/18). We will then pay the balance of your expedition costs (which will not exceed 49% of the minimum sponsorship target).
You will need insurance to take part in this challenge, we will recommend a company that can offer this cover, but you are not obligated to use them.