Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great riding experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque English countryside, you cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, your finishing point, will give you a real sense of achievement.

What's It Like?

Connect two of the world’s most chic capital cities as you embark on the charity bike ride challenge of a lifetime, pedalling your way through the streets of London and beautiful English villages down to rural France where you’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War I, cycling until you reach Paris where you'll celebrate your success at the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

Cycling the 300 miles from Crystal Palace in Southeast London to the Eiffel Tower in Paris is a massive challenge, but if you are prepared to put in a bit of training then it’s most definitely achievable!

A typical ride has over 100 other riders on it so whether you are an experienced club rider looking to put in some mileage, or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day ride you are bound to find other cyclists who are at your level.


Day 1: London to Calais - 95 miles (approx.)
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. Our 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.

Day 2: Calais to Abbeville - 75 miles (approx.)
La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. From here we follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville – steeped in history from the war but despite being destroyed in one night it has managed to retain its beautiful gothic church.

Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais - 70 miles (approx.) 
Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. The Somme is perhaps most famous for its battles but it is also a Celtic word for ‘tranquility’, summing up the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais where the market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries

Day 4: Beauvais to Paris - 60 miles (approx.) 
Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! We are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to our lunch spot by the River Seine. After lunch we follow the river down through the suburbs until we reach the Bois de Boulogne – the largest park in Paris. From here it’s a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower!

Day 5: Paris to London on the Eurostar
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 for you overnight

2017 Trip Dates:

  • 19th ‐ 23rd April
  • 10th ‐ 14th May
  • 13th ‐ 17th September


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What’s included:

Travel by ferry to France, return to London on Eurostar, accommodation, all meals (excluding dinner on the ferry on day one and lunch and dinner on day five), mechanics, guides and medical support.

To  contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or call us on 0116 464 5490 and press option two (all) and then option one (fundraising and communications). We will be touch soon afterwards.

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