London to Paris Charity Bike Ride
Want to know what's really involved? Check out our video of the London to Paris cycle.
16th - 20th May
Registration Fee: £125
Sponsorship level: £1600
Self-Funding Price: £800
Connect two of the world's most chic capital cities as you embark on the charity
bike ride challenge of a lifetime.
The London to Paris bike ride takes you through beautiful English villages and
into the stunning countryside of rural France. You'll pass historical landmarks
and famous battlefields from World War I until you reach Paris, undoubtedly one
of the most magical places on earth. The sense of achievement you'll experience
will be one you'll cherish forever - an unforgettable experience awaits you.
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!
Day 1: London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south towards the coast. Today's route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop. (Distance: approx 95 miles)
Day 2: Calais to Abbeville
La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. We then follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville, a town steeped in history from the war which despite extensive damage in just one night has retained its beautiful Gothic church. (Distance: approx 75 miles)
Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais
Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. Though the famous battle likely comes to mind first, the name Somme actually derives from the Celtic word for 'tranquility' which fully encapsulates the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais whose market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries. (Distance: approx 70 miles
Day 4: Beauvais to Paris
Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! We are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to our lunch spot by the River Seine. After lunch we follow the river down through the suburbs until we reach the Bois de Boulogne - the largest park in Paris. We then have a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower! (Distance: approx 60 miles)
Day 5: Paris to London
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras, where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight.
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?
The London to Paris Cycle requires a good level of general fitness. You will be
provided with a full training guide that you should follow to ensure you are able
to cope with the physical element of the itinerary; a good level of fitness will
also ensure you enjoy your challenge to the full!
We appreciate that everyone's fitness level will be different, you may be a keen
sports person playing on a regular basis or you might have a phobia to gyms before
you sign up. What's important is that you prepare for the challenge well. You should
expect to cycle for up to 8 hours per day with ease at a moderate pace. We've been
known for our use of the word 'undulating' but it is very true that most of our
trips involve plenty of uneven ground and lots of ups and down. By ensuring you
train well and follow the plan you will stand yourself in good stead for the challenge ahead.
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 2 meals (dinner on
the ferry on day 1 and lunch in Paris on our final day).
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?
You will need to bring your own bike; we strongly recommend using either a road,
hybrid or touring bike NOT a mountain bike. It is also compulsory to wear a cycle
helmet whilst on our trips. We will send you a full packing list for the trip 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. Rooms will be shared on a twin basis.
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), experienced guides and mechanical 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: £1,600
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.
||4 nights in hotels, Eurostar return to London,
ferry from Dover to Calais, all food (except 2 meals) refreshments, experienced guides and
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.