Stage One: London to Newhaven, 105 km
Saturday 4th may 2019
The route starts from Greenwich Observatory at 3pm and rides out of London towards Surrey. Once past the M25, it follows quiet country lanes, weaving through beautiful English countryside and rolling hills, taking on the North Downs. As the sun is setting, you will climb over the South Downs and enjoy a long descent past Lewes and into Newhaven where the ferry awaits.
Newhaven to Dieppe, Overnight Ferry Crossing: 4 hours
After a hearty refuel at our feed stop in Newhaven and the chance to put on more layers from your kit bags, you will board the ferry and find somewhere to rest your head for a few hours. The ferry departs from Newhaven, UK at 23:00 and arrives in Dieppe, France four hours later at 04:00am. Note: France is one hour ahead of UK time.
There are options to purchase food and drink in the restaurants on the ferry and also to upgrade to a cabin if required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a cabin.
Stage Two: Dieppe to Paris, 195 km
Sunday 5th may
This is where the adventure begins! Arriving in France at 4am, it will be straight on your bike and making tracks towards Paris. Cycling through the night along quiet roads in France is an experience you will never forget. As the first rays of dawn peak over the horizon, the sunrise will illuminate everything and bring a new day in which you will complete this epic challenge. You will experience the world waking up around you whilst you cruise through Northern France on route to Paris. The team will do all they can to ensure you arrive in Paris within 24 hours, this is very possible for anyone with cycling experience and a thirst for adventure.
By 4pm, riders will be arriving in Paris at the Eiffel Tower. You can laugh, cry, hug, take selfies with your bike above your head. You've done it!! Receive your finishers medal, a celebratory glass of bubbly and congratulations from fellow riders, Sophie Radcliffe, our crew and friends and family.
CELEBRATING IN PARIS
Once checked into the hotel, you can bask in the glory of your achievement and celebrate. Included in the price of your ticket will be a celebration meal in an authentic French restaurant. Prizes, goody bags, drinks, high fives and the best sleep you’ve ever had.
Monday 6th May
Our crew will transport your bike back to London to a depot one minute walk away from Kings Cross station, all you have to do is make your own way there and collect your bike. You are responsible for your own transport from Paris to London. You can pick your bike up from 12pm to 6pm. If you wish to stay another day in Paris please contact us and we can arrange for you to pick your bike up on Tuesday.
Why enter this sportive?
Are you looking for a challenge to make 2019 a year you’ll never forget? If so, this event is for you. Calling everyday cyclists, club cyclists, commuters, weekend warriors and those looking to take their cycling to the next level. This iconic and truly epic cycling challenge will stretch you, yet it is totally achievable.
- Challenge yourself
- Ride with likeminded people
- Achieve something extraordinary
Few things are as iconic and impressive as cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours on your weekend.
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