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Diabetes UK London to Paris Cycle 24

Challenge type: Bike in support of Diabetes UK

Destination: France

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.


  • Stage 1 - London to Newhaven (90km / 56miles)
    13:00 - Assemble at registration in South London - final checks - briefing
    14:00 – Depart
    20:00 - Evening meal in Newhaven
    22:30 - Ferry departs from Newhaven for Dieppe (approx crossing time 5 hours) - cabins optional
    05:00 (french time) - Arrive in Dieppe
  • Stage 2 - Dieppe to Paris (160km / 100miles)
    Now the challenge starts.
    15:00 - Our deadline in Paris - Celebrations at Eiffel Tower then ride to accommodation for the evening
  • Next Day - Travel back to London
    10:00 - Checkout of hotel and a brief couple of hours enjoying Paris
    12:00 – Coach transfer to \Gare du Nord Intl Rail Station to return by Eurostar**
    15:30 - Arrive at St Pancras rail station - collect bikes
    **Special Note - The time of departure by Eurostar to London is subject to availability

London – Newhaven: 90km / 56 miles:
Set off from Crystal Palace Park. The built up streets of south-east London soon give way to beautiful Kent countryside. Mid morning we reach the city of Rochester with its 1000 year old Norman Castle and strong links to local resident Charles Dickens. Much of the route from Rochester onwards is through small towns and villages along the edge of the North Downs, a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’.

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.

What's included?

  • Fully signed route
  • Regular feed stations
  • Lead Cyclist
  • GPX route files available 
  • Mechanical support
  • Luggage transfer
  • Newhaven to Dieppe ferry crossing
  • Celebratory dinner in Paris
  • Hotel and breakfast in Paris 
  • Bike transfer from Paris to London
  • Broom wagon & support vehicles 
  • Medical Support

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. 


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