Trip Date: 22nd - 24th June 2018
Registration Fee: £99.00
Tour Costs: £550.00
Minimum Sponsorship: £1,100
London to Calais – 95 miles
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en-route to the coast. Our journey today takes us through rural Kent ‐ the garden of England. Our path winds through traditional British countryside, along the North Downs Way before we reach the white cliffs of Dover. The ferry takes us across to Calais and our first nights resting place.
Calais to Lille – 80 miles
La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel east through some beautiful quaint villages. Finally we head towards our final destination – the beautiful city of Lille where we will finish the Grand Place before heading to the hotel to enjoy a celebratory meal together
Lille to London
The day is yours to soak up the French way of life, explore the city, and visit the landmarks that only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet in the afternoon at the Lille Station to catch our Eurostar home, arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike and commence your onward journey home.
Due to the nature of this challenge please note that distances given are approximate and the itinerary is subject to change.
There are still some places available on our next London to Lille Charity Cycle Ride.
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)
Your London to Lille trip takes place:
22nd ‐ 24th June 2018
Book now for a registration fee of just:
Self funding tour costs:
Raising for charity sponsorship:
Number of days:
3 days(2 nights)
The climate of northern France is fairly similar to that of southern UK. So be prepared for any combination of sun, wind and rain.
All meals except dinner on the ferry and lunch on your free day, rest/hydration stops en-route, Skyline crew support, support vehicles, optional bike transfer, hotels, luggage transfer, Eurostar return, ferry to Calais.
What's not included:
Personal travel insurance, bike insurance, kit, dinner on the ferry (day 1), lunch in Lille (day 3).
Passport and Visas:
A valid ten-year passport with at least 6 months to run is essential. Currently no visas are required for European citizens, other nationalities are advised to check with embassy.
Contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest information but there are no specific vaccinations required for France.
Lots of familiar European dishes will be on the menu! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided throughout the trip except for 2 meals. We can of course cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements - as long as you let us know in advance!
During the cycle we will be staying at 2-4* hotels, rooms are shared on a twin basis.
How fit do I need to be?
The London to Lille cycle is suitable for any cyclist. We will provide you with a thorough training guide prior to the challenge – remember by ensuring you train correctly you will find the trip more enjoyable!
Can I extend my trip?
Of course, but at your own expense, the Eurostar tickets cannot be changed so you would need to purchase your own return ticket.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own bike; either a road or hybrid bike would be suitable for this trip. It is also highly recommended that you have a GPS cycle computer to follow the route.
How many people can take part?
The average group size is about 50 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip
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 the 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.
Choosing Your Charity
With so many different charities out there we want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you! Here at Skyline we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our overseas treks and cycles – simply take a look at the list below to find the one for you.
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:
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Your Local Hospice
There are a limited number of places available on our next London to Lille Cycle Ride, further
dates maybe available so please call us for details.