London to Paris
Saturday 6 September - Tuesday 9 September 2014
All the blood, sweat and tears are well worth it when you realise that the money you have raised is helping to save lives
Become part of a simply amazing
cycling event in 2014. You’ll cycle 250 miles over three days
through some of the very best English and French countryside. It's
definitely a tough challenge - but that’s what makes it worth
Whether you’re part of a team or cycling as an individual you’ll
have an unforgettable few days in the saddle, supported all the way
by the most enthusiastic and friendly events team you're ever
likely to meet.
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London to Paris on-road event information
Join us in September for a unique overseas challenge as you
cycle on our beautiful bespoke route to the French capital. And
because we organise and support our London to Paris Bike Ride,
every penny you raise in sponsorship will go directly to beating
heart disease; your entry fee covers your costs. Sign
up today or if you’d like to have a chat about taking
part, we’d love to hear from you. Call event organisers Kate
Glover on 07793 595574 or call Martin Mears on
01424 852364 or email him email@example.com
Day one: Your ride begins at Chelsfield Lakes
Golf Club Orpington and then it's 70 miles through Kent country
side to Hythe before we head over to France for a well deserved
Day two: We depart from Marquise and head down
towards Vallee de la Course before the final push towards the
gothic grandeur of Amiens Cathedral - approx 84 miles.
Day three: 90 miles of riding takes you
south through Marines, Orgeval and finally to the finish line at
the Palace of Versailles. Then it’s time to celebrate at our
fabulous end of ride dinner.
How it works
We provide a fully signed route with daily briefings to keep you on
track. Your entry fee covers your Eurotunnel or Ferry crossing as
well as the end of ride dinner.
It’s your experience
You pick your team, and you can either cycle the whole route or
do it relay style, whatever suits you! Teams of friends, families,
work mates, team mates, you name it, you can cycle it.
Teams need to include a support driver and a vehicle
capable of transporting all cyclists and bikes. They’ll be able to
supply you with food and drink along the route, mechanical support
and the all important hugs and encouragement!
Although accommodation is not included in your entry
fee, whether you want 5 star luxury or camper van chic, we can
point you in the right direction.
Registration and fees
Places are limted so sign up today.
Sign up now for 2014
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Riders aged 16 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or
over throughout the event.
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
Take part as a team
Online registration – Each team
member can register and pay individually online using the
links above, making sure to record the Team
name and Team leader's name where
Pay for your whole team – Online
registration is quick and easy, but if you'd like to
register and pay collectively, you can call us 0845
1308663 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a form.
Check out our team
registration and fundraising top tips
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Your London to Paris Bike Ride entry includes:
- GPX route download and route map (coming soon)
- Eurotunnel for your vehicle and passengers (teams only)
- Eurotunnel crossing only (individuals)
- End of ride meal on Monday evening
- A medal for all finishers
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Mechanical support
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing information about accommodation,
the route, travel documents and sponsorship form
- Water and snacks (for individuals) will be available en
route and at the start and finish
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New start location for 2014
The event starts at Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club, Court Rd,
Orpington, Kent BR6 9BX and finishes at the Palace of
Your support vehicle should be able
to carry all of your bikes, equipment and team members. This is
essential when crossing on the Eurotunnel, as they don't allow foot
passengers. We’re more than happy for you to take more than
one vehicle (e.g. a van for bikes and equipment and a car for the
cyclists), but we do ask that you cover the extra vehicle charge
for the Eurotunnel.
We will use a mixture of coaches
and minibuses depending on numbers. The advantage of having a
minibus available means that we can transport smaller groups of
people when they finish, which means you shouldn’t have to wait
around for too long for everybody to reach the finish line. Bikes
will be transported by BHF vans.
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So you can have maximum flexibility
over your trip (you might want to camp, you may want the Ritz!) we
don't include accommodation in the entry costs. It's up to you to
arrange. Please contact Kate Glover- email@example.com for a list
of accommodation options. He will give you lots of help and
advice on hotels and B&Bs once you sign up.
As a rough guide, an Ibis Hotel
room (similar to a Holiday Inn) which has a decent bed and shower,
will be about Euro100 per night. Obviously, you can reduce the cost
if you share a twin room. So when putting your team together, you
might want to think about having an even number of people,
and don’t forget to factor in your support driver.
We ask all riders to pledge a minimum of £500 in sponsorship.
However, to help us save lives we urge you to raise as much
sponsorship money as possible. Don't foget you might be able to get
match funding from your employer too!
Fundraising funds research that saves
lives. In 1961 the number of children born with a heart defect who
survived to their first birthday was around only 20 per cent. Today
that figure is 80 per cent, thanks to procedures such as valve
replacement that help them lead improved lives.
For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Heart
disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery techniques
can still be improved. And there are exciting developments in
genetics and stem cell technology.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising
the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds.
Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to ensure
hearts keep beating.
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Set up your online sponsorship page
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Equipment and what to wear
Please see the kit list for
recommended equipment. Remember to rock up in red to show your
support for the fight against heart disease. And don't forget to
wear a helmet.
Shop for cycling gear
This is a long distance bike ride, and remember that
although this event takes place in the late summer, the weather can
be changeable so please make sure you also have the
right clothing. It's also good idea to pack some
smart/casual clothes for our celebratory end of ride meal in
Order in advance and collect on the day. Once you have finished
your ride you just leave it at the finish.
Find out more at British Bike Hire.
For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden
rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it
regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to
monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve
them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical
condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak
to your doctor about it prior to the event.
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Because of the nature of this event facilities vary en
route. Where possible, check points will be based near local
amenities and essential facilities such as toilets and in some
Keeping you safe
Six marshal cars, a medical
vehicle and bike mechanics will be out on the course each
day. Other vehicles will travel up and down the route
throughout the day or be at designated stop points.
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Friends and family are
very welcome to come along and support you at the start or on the
ride. If you'd like to volunteer at this event,
check out the opportunities available and register your
For general event enquiries, please check the frequently
section. If you have any further questions,
please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm on 0845 130
8663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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