GENERAL INFORMATION

The Ride
London to Paris 2015 Cycle ShirtsWe all know how healthy, popular and rewarding cycling can be and the London to Paris will be all of these things and more. An excellent route has been prepared, all arrangements and logistics have been taken care of and we aim to ensure that everybody has a rewarding and enjoyable time. However, as in all great achievements in life, there is a price to pay; preparation for this event is vital to your success. Training will be demanding and time-consuming with considerable dedication, effort, and commitment needed before you even get to the start.

That said, we intend to make the event as pleasurable and as much fun as we can whilst at the same time giving all riders a great sense of achievement in successfully completing the London to Paris (to ensure your enjoyment and success (please check out our ‘Preparing for the London to Paris 17‘ page).

Once on the road, you and your team will be able to focus totally on the task ahead and enjoy the ride, all you need is your bike and helmet. Your accommodation is arranged, all your kit and baggage will be transported daily and all food and drink will be provided. The hotels will be friendly and relaxed and will be ideal places to recover from your exertions and prepare for the next day’s ride.

The Over Night Stops

At the end of each day, you’ll arrive at our specially selected hotels where all the facilities you need will be available. At the hotels, you will be able to shower, relax, chat with other competitors and enjoy good food, drink, and relaxation.

You will be able to store your bikes safely, with a bike mechanic available to attend and fix any problems. Our full medical team will be on hand for any injuries that need attending. All the event staff will be with you all the way – behind you and in front, transporting your bags.

The hotels are on the route so you won’t have to cycle extra unnecessary miles just to get to them. All hotels have been selected for their space, security and facilities. The hotels have been selected so that you can mix, meet new friends and share your experiences of the day.

Daily Stages

The London to Paris will take place during the day on public roads. The route has taken many months to put together so you can be guaranteed a great ride. Each of the days will differ slightly in mileage, but on average you will be cycling seventy-three miles per day with clearly marked, pit stops en route. All riders will be expected to comply with the Highway Code and observe road signs. Please show courtesy to other road users at all time, especially local residents.

Each day, all Riders will meet at the daily start point at 06:45hrs for the official stage start at 07:00hrs. Once under way, you’ll follow the pre-planned route clearly marked with well-displayed signs. There will also be experienced outriders cycling with you. They’ll deal with any problems and help to keep everyone on the correct route. There will be event signs along the route, and support vehicles close by. Our support teams, bike mechanic, motorbike safety outriders, pit stop staff and volunteers) will also be in attendance.

Food & Drink

A delicious free breakfast will be served every morning in the hotels, which will get the fuel tanks ready for the big day ahead. Specially prepared lunches and drinks will be available at the pit stops on the route. Dinner will be served either in the hotels.

Pit Stops in local towns and villages at cafes and pubs

We intend to make The London to Paris Ride one of the best events you have been on and we aim to keep everybody happy and satisfied. There will be a minimum of three pit stops for the first three days and two on day three, with food, drinks, toilets, first aid kits and where possible bike mechanics.

All accommodation and breakfast will be provided.

View our Rules & Regulations

This is where you’ll find all the important information that you will need to know if you want to take part in The London to Paris Bike Ride.

You also need to follow The London to Paris Bike Ride rules and regulations to take part in the event. If you have any questions, please give us a call. You can see our rules & regulations by clicking here.

 

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