Challenge type: Bike in support of Diabetes UK
Runs from : 14th September 2018 to 16th September 2018
The iconic London to Paris cycle challenge with a twist! Ride from London to Paris in just 24 hours; take it on solo or as part of a relay team.
London – Newhaven: 90km / 56 miles:
Set off from Crystal Palace Park through the streets of south-east London, continuing down through Godstone and Outwood. Roads will be busy so we’ll cycle slowly and keep close together. As we head south, our surroundings become less built up and less congested. We enjoy an undulating section of the route including a couple of steep uphill and steep downhill stretches. Long before we reach the M25 and as we continue into the leafy lanes of Surrey, the scenery is very pretty and rural. We pass the South of England show ground, on the approach to Lewes. Watch out for a steep climb here, but you can look forward to the reward of fantastic views of the South Downs once through town. We soon see the “Welcome to Newhaven” sign and we head for the ferry terminal for our crossing to Dieppe.
Newhaven to Dieppe Crossing: Ferry
Dieppe – Paris: 160km / 100 miles:
Set off through the ancient port of Dieppe. We head straight into the Normandy countryside, dotted with elegant old farmhouses, quaint villages and verdant meadows. The picturesque surroundings start to become more urban as we approach the suburbs of Paris. We enter the heart of the city via the famous Bois de Boulogne. We re-group inside the park for the final stretch of cycling. From there the excitement starts to mount as we cycle along the wide Parisian boulevards towards our final destination. We cross the Seine to finish beneath the Eiffel Tower, Paris’ most iconic landmark.
Early bird offer:
Register now for only £49* and commit to fundraising £1450 in sponsorship.
*Offer ends on 31st January 2018. After this date, the registration fee will be £99.