London to Paris On-Road Bike Ride

When:

2 - 4 September 2017

Where:

London to Paris

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Don't miss your chance to experience our new and improved London to Paris Bike Ride and experience the thrill of cycling over 200 miles, in 3 days - culminating in an unforgettable finish at the Eiffel Tower. 

Early bird discount until 31 January on selected registration options.

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Become a Heart Rider - Cycle London to Paris

When: 2 - 4 September 2017

Where: London to Paris

Over the years, thousands of inspirational heart riders have cycled with us from London to the French capital. And in 2017 this historic event is back once again, but we've given our event a makeover.

Join this epic multi-day challenge as you tackle a 3-day cycling adventure through the beautiful English and French countryside. With over 200 miles to conquer, it won't be easy, but the memories you'll gain from crossing the finish line at the world famous Eiffel Tower will make every turn of the pedal worthwhile.

Places are extremely limited on this popular event, so if you would like to take part we'd recommend getting your place as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. 

Entry fees

   Early bird   Standard price   
 Independent rider   £100 £150  Sign up
 Support driver  N/A £35  SIGN UP
 BHF Supported rider   £250  £300   SIGN UP

The route will be a brand new one, and is still being designed - using the feedback of our past participants to guide us. We will keep this page up to date with more information as it becomes available, but in the meantime, here's a short summary of our itinerary for the weekend: 

Day 1 – Cycle from London to the coast. Cross over to France via a ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe (4 hour crossing)

Day 2 – Cycle through some of France's most beautiful countryside

Day 3 – Paris here we come!

Day 4 – Travel home

Whether you're an individual rider or looking to sign up a team of willing Heart Riders, this ride is not to be missed. 

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]

Independent rider

You will have to arrange your own support vehicle and driver. It can be just you and a driver or a bigger team. As long as you can transport yourselves and all your bikes to and from the start / finish venues each day. 

  • Riders will need to register individually online and include a team name. 
  • Support drivers will also need to register online and give a team name. 
  • Entry fee - £150*
  • Fundraising goal - £1000 (50% is due by 30 June 2017)

BHF Supported Rider

This option is for riders who want to come along either on their own or as part of a team and not have to worry about transport and travel on the event. The BHF will transport you, your bike and your luggage each day from finish line to hotels, hotels to start lines and back to the UK once the event has finished. 

  • Entry fee - £150
  • Transport costs - £150
  • Total to pay - £300*
  • Fundraising goal - £1000 (50% is due by 30 June 2017)

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable 

What’s included in your challenge costs:

  • Event specific cycling jersey (t-shirt for support driver) 
  • Bespoke event medal
  • End of ride dinner – celebrate your success by joining us for a relaxed dinner on Monday 4 September 2017
  • Water, refreshment and snacks at rest stops
  • Fully signposted routes 
  • Medical support
  • Mechanical support
  • Event photographer
  • Route map – coming soon
  • GPX files – coming soon
  • Fundraising support
  • Training plans
  • Transport for you, your bike and luggage (BHF Supported riders only)
  • Event caterers travelling with us (participants will have to pay for their own food)

Other things to budget for:

Accommodation

All riders must book and arrange their own accommodation. In order to keep event costs down we do not book any accommodation for you at this event. We have created a list of recommended accommodation for each day. Details to follow once route has been confirmed. 

Food

You will need to pay for your own food during the event. We will provide free water and light snacks at the rest stops however you will need to buy your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our event caterers will be at the start and lunch stops ready to serve you. They offer a great meal deal and you can pre-order your food with them before the event.  

Travel / bike insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out bike insurance in respect of this event in order to protect against theft, damage or loss. We also advise that you check your home contents policy (if you have one) to see what it covers. You are reminded that BHF cannot be held responsible for any damage to your personal items. We would also strongly recommend travel insurance as we are travelling outside of the UK. 

Contact

For more information, contact Hannah Epps on: 

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07885 277601

Tips and advice

Join our London to Paris Bike Ride Facebook event page where you can ask questions and share thoughts with the other BHF cyclists taking part. 

Training support

This bike ride is suitable for regular cyclists; we would recommend that you train seriously for this challenge. We advise that you train for three - six months prior to taking part dependent on your current level of fitness. Remember that you will be cycling for 3 days in a row, so be prepared and train well.
On the challenge, you will be advised to go at your own pace – it’s not a race and the idea is to enjoy yourself.

Our cycling training zone is full of top tips.

Kit

Look great as you complete your cycle challenge by wearing your BHF branded Cycling Jersey which you can collect on the first day. 

Our performance cycling range raises awareness of the British Heart Foundation and let's everyone know that you are fundraising for the fight for every heartbeat visit our online cycling shop where you can purchase cycling shorts, jacket and more.

For more information contact Hannah Epps on:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07885 277601

By signing up to this event you are agreeing to raise a minimum of £1000 towards our fight against heart disease. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a Just Giving page:

CREATE A FUNDRAISING PAGE

Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

50% of your fundraising will need to be paid in by 30 June 2017 in order for us to guarantee your place on the event. 

If you have not raised this by the deadline we will get in touch to discuss your options. If you are unable to raise the money you will not be able to take part. 

500 Club

As you will be raising over £500 you will automatically be included in our ‘500 club’, an exclusive group of fundraisers who have raised over £500 for the British Heart Foundation. Before the event, you will receive one of our bespoke ‘500 club’ cycling jerseys. 

More information regarding the 500 club will be available soon.

This event is organised and managed by the BHF. All money from this event goes towards the costs of the event and towards our life saving research. 

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