London to Paris Charity Bike Ride
Want to know what's really involved? Check out our video of the London to Paris cycle.
19th - 23rd July 2017 (Tour de France Route 2)
Sponsorship level: £1,650
Connect two of the world's most chic capital cities as you embark on the charity
bike ride challenge of a lifetime.
This incredible cycle connects two of the world's most chic capital cities! You
will make your way through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside
of rural France, passing historical landmarks and famous battlefields until you reach Paris
- which is undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth - and you will experience a
full day in Paris to watch Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysees! What an experience!
The following gives you a brief taste of the charity cycling challenge ahead
but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the
Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 who will be delighted to help you!
Route 2 Itinerary:
London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from London, we head south out of the capital and quickly leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind us. Weaving our way down quiet country lanes we are treated to some beautiful scenery. After conquering few tough climbs in through the Kent Downs we arrive in Dover late afternoon and take the evening ferry over to Calais.
95 miles (approx)
Calais to Henin-Beaumont
Our second day in the saddle and we head east out of Calais and into the stunning countryside of northern France. We cruise down the French roads enjoying the rolling hills and picturesque villages until we reach the industrial town of Henin Beaumont where we spend the night.
85 miles (approx)
Henin - Beaumont to Compiegne
An early start this morning as we face our longest day in the saddle. Our route today takes us through Saint-Quentin and then on to our hotels for the night in Compiegne, home to the beautiful Chateau de Compiegne built originally for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon.
100 miles (approx)
Compiegne to Paris
The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris, our final destination. After lunch near the outskirts of Paris and you will start to spot the familiar sights of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. We rendezvous in a park just north of Paris before joining together to cycle the last miles along some of the famous boulevards. Our finish point can be seen for miles above the Paris skyline and on arrival the celebration can begin!
70 miles (approx)
Paris to London
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life, explore the city, and watch the finale of the Tour De France! Our Eurostar will be departing in the evening to give you as much time as possible to soak up the celebratory atmosphere. The Eurostar arrives into St Pancras in the late evening, here you will collect your bikes and continue with your journey home.
Got some questions? Head to our FAQ page or give us a call on 0207 424 5511
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)
Is the trip for me?
Definitely! These trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do
something amazing for a great cause! There will be lots of like minded people
taking part, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet
new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on
their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience
and the opportunity to make life long friends.
How fit do I need to be?
You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to do this challenge. The majority of
people on the trip will be just like you and will not necessarily have done
anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from the challenge
training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan which
we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the
way to provide training advice.
How much do I have to raise?
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship
is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of
examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will
of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing
something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and
before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!
What deposit do I have to pay?
Can I extend my trip?
No. Unfortunately due to Eurostar restrictions we are unable to change any
Will you help me?
YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the
lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after
you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but
we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible!
And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a
special gathering before the event!
What is the food like?
Lots of familiar European dishes will be on the menu! Breakfast, lunch and
dinner will be provided throughout the trip except for 3 meals (dinner on the
ferry on the way out to France and lunch and dinner in Paris on our last
night). We can of course cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements -
as long as you let us know in advance!
What do I need to bring?
No specialist kit is required although we strongly recommend that you use your
own bike for both your training and the event itself. You will also need to
bring your own cycle helmet. We will send you a full packing list for the trip
you are going on once you have registered.
What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?
There will be support vehicles with the group at all times which means your
luggage will be transported in one of these vehicles for you. You will just
need to carry a bum bag for any essentials like a camera and sun tan lotion
How many people can take part?
The average group size is about 70 people although this does vary considerably
from trip to trip
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
We will be staying in minimum three star hotels throughout the trip
What's included in the cost?
Travel by ferry to France and return travel to London on Eurostar,
accommodation, all meals (excluding dinner on the ferry on day 1 and lunch and
dinner on day 5), mechanics, guides and medical support
Is there an age restriction?
You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65
will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.
What about insurance?
You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge.
You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is
aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we
can help you arrange this.
How do I book my place?
As soon as possible! Simply
click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get
snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!
Location: France and England
Registration Fee: £125.00
Sponsorship Level: £1,650
There are a limited number of places available on our next London to Paris
charity bike ride so click over to the next tab and read more on the itinerary
order an information pack now.
|Your London to Paris bike ride takes
|Book now for a deposit of just:
|Additional sponsorship to raise:
|Number of days:
||5 days(4 nights)
||4 nights in 2-3* hotels where possible
||Usually 10-26C at this time of year however
the temperature will vary when near the coast.
||Trains and all interval travel, accommodation,
all food (except 3 meals), water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical
Choosing Your Charity
We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many
different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going
to benefit from all of your time and effort.
Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our
charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is
definitely plenty of choice!
We've given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you
decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that
you haven't seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your
behalf and arrange everything for you.
Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include: (click
on a link to order your free information pack now)
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Your Local Hospice
With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you
are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide
which charity to raise money for when you book.
There are a limited number of places available on our next London to Paris
Cycle, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.