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Date: 19th - 23rd July 2017
Charities you can Support: ADRA Australia, Compassion 
Registration fee: $320 (150 pounds) (includes 4 nights Accommodation, Food, Support, Professional cycle Jersey, one way EuroStar travel etc.)
Cyclists last year: 24
Sponsorship target: $3,500
Minimum fundraising: $2,450 (1,350 pounds)
Distance: 223 miles (360 Km)
Fitness Level: The tour caters to someone with an average level of fitness. There will be a fast and slow group.

London to Paris 5 day cycle adventure

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    Paris. All smiles

    Day 1 London to Newhaven (19th July)

    You will enjoy the fantastic scenery of the South Downs. Tackle Turners Hill and cycle through historic Lewes before heading down to Newhaven. We will spend the night in Newhaven. The first night we will spend in a lovely hotel and share an excellent meal together getting to know your fellow travel companions.

    Accommodation: Hotel (twin room)
    Meals provided: Lunch & snacks
    Distance: 61 miles ( 98 kilometers)

    Day 2 Newhaven to Rouen (20th July)

    In the morning you will enjoy the ferry crossing to Dieppe. We will share Lunch together on the ferry crossing. After lunch we will cycle to Rouen the historical capital city of Normandy on the River Siene. Rouen was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. The city is full of history. You could easily spend a few days exploring Rouen.

    Accommodation: Hotel (twin room)
    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & snacks
    Distance: 48 miles (78 kilometers) 

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    Day 3 Rouen to Vernon (21st July)

    After leaving Rouen we follow the Seine for most of the morning and afternoon. After lunch we have a leisurely cycle to Vernon. In the afternoon you can explore the old town of Vernon beautifully situated on the left bank of the Seine or visit Monet’s garden.

    Accommodation: Hotel (twin room)
    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & snacks
    Distance: 48 miles (88 kilometers) 

    Day 4 Vernon to Paris (22nd July)

    Follow the River Seine as it winds its way towards Paris. Cycle the impressive Chaps-Elysees and finish at the Eiffel Tower in time to celebrate. Few experiences can revival the feeling of arriving into Paris having cycled 223 miles from London over 4 days.

    Accommodation: Hostel (4 bed room with own Ensuite). Central paris near the Sacre Coeur.
    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & snacks
    Distance: 55 miles (96 kilometers)

     

    Day 5 Paris to London (23rd July)

    The 24th of July is a free day in Paris to explore Paris. The 24th of July is also the end of the Tour de France. See the pro riders arrive into Paris. An excellent experience. You will be returning to London on the Eurostar on Sunday. Your bikes will be returning via van to London. Your bikes will be available for collection on the Monday morning.  If you need your bikes to be available for you in London on the Sunday please send me a mail for how to arrange this.

    Train: Eurostar back to London. Train time depends on the time selected at sign up. 
    Total Distance: 223 miles (360 kilometers)
    Meals provided: n.a.

     

    What's included and what's not

    1. Accommodation (4 nights)
    2. Food. Breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and Lunch is provided where indicated on the tour itinerary.
    3. Ferry ticket Newhaven (UK) to Dieppe (France).
    4. Support vans which carry your bags and are there to help and offer support during the ride.
    5. Team doctor.

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    Getting there and away

    The tour starts in London on Wednesday at 8.30am at Carshalton Beeches train Station. Carshalton Beeches station is a well serviced mainline train station accessible from Victoria and Liverpool st Stations.  Please ensure you plan your journey to make it to  the train station in time for the tour start.

    Insurance and vaccinations

    It is a condition of joining our trips that you must be adequately insured. All persons are expected to arrange their own travel insurance.

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    Cycle support and grading

    All of the time you will have the security of a back-up vehicle. The vehicle will carry our entire luggage (we transport your main baggage by support vehicle from each overnight stop to the next). The back up van will be with us throughout the day stopping around every 15 miles. Our leaders carry a good tool kit and will help to fix any bike problems so all you normally need to carry is a daypack, for your camera etc, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be equipped for all repairs, so you must ensure that your bike is in good working order before the tour. If in doubt, have it fully serviced by a bike shop before you travel.

    Equipment and bike stuff

    This tour is suitable for most bicycles; however, please ensure that you bike is in good working order before you leave on tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at by a professional bike mechanic. In particularly we would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn. In addition make sure the bike is well serviced and ride it with as much care and attention as possible.

    Is this trip for me?

    Absolutely! This trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause. There will be lots of like minded people on the trip 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? Places are strictly limited so to avoid disappointment sign up today.

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    How fit do I need to be?

    People from all walks of life take part in the cycle. There will be two groups on the trip to Paris. A fast group and a slower group. The fast group will average 24- 27km per hour.  The slower group will average 17-24km per hour.

    If you are committed to this challenge and prepared to do the training it is possible for anyone to make it to Paris.

    The aim?

    The aim is for each cyclist to raise $3,500. Minimum fundraising is $2,450 (1,350 pounds).

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    How much will the trip cost me?

    Please refer to the Date and Price tab.

    Is there a minimum to be raised?

    A minimum of $2,450 (1,350 pounds) needs to be raised to join the trip.

    Does it matter when I raise the minimum?

    Yes. You need to have raised the minimum by the 1st of June. 

    What if I don't raise the minimum of $2,450 (£1,350). Can I still go on the trip?

    You can either choose to top up your fundraising to reach the minimum of $2,450 (1,350 pounds) or you will forfeit your deposit and will not be able to join the trip.

    When does the fundraising close for the trip?

    The fundraising for the London to Paris cycle trip closes the week before the cycle start. 

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    When do our bikes arrive back in London after the trip has finished?

    The bikes are carefully packed into a van which returns to the UK Sunday evening. Your bikes will be available for pickup from Monday morning onwards at a central London location (To be confirmed closer to the ride start). If you need your bike Sunday as you are returning to a location outside of London then you can book your bikes onto the Eurostar. This costs approx. £20. The contact details for you to organise this is as follows: Euro Despatch on 0844 822 5822.

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