London to Paris - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
Join our team and ride London to Paris for a truly inspirational experience; you'll make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits but most of all make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You could even witness the finale of the world's greatest cycle race!

Our London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide.

We’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 311 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water, we start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right! We cycle along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.

A spectacular finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysées, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line. The days in the saddle may be long but the sense of achievement we’ll feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!

Why not add some Tour de France excitement into the mix and enjoy simply the best road cycling challenge we have to offer!

On our Tour de France finale challenge you'll arrive in Paris in time to witness the finale of the world's greatest cycle race. As we enter Paris in one large peloton, the crowds will be cheering thinking the Tour has reached the city one day early! The atmosphere is simply electric!
Day 1 Registration for challenge early morning in Croydon and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 90 miles

Day 2 Cycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 78 miles

Day 3 Cycle from Arras to Compiègne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Distance – 75 miles

Day 4 Cycle to Paris, up the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars. Celebratory meal. Distance – 72 miles

Day 5 Free morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle. If you're on our Tour de France finale date, you'll spend the day watching the greats cycle into Paris before making your own way to Gare du Nord to catch the evening Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle.

Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change.
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship Registration Fee £125 + Min Sponsorship £1610

Option B - Self-Funding Registration Fee £125 + Self Funding £805

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity are challenging you to cycle London to Paris in 2020, run in conjunction with our partners Global Adventure Challenges.

Download the Global Adventure Challenges brochure here

There are three dates for you to choice from, one of which will enable you to see a stage of the Tour de France...but get in quickly as spaces are filling up fast!

For further information email info@gwaac.com

 

 

 

 

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