Come and join us
LONDON TO PARIS BIKE RIDE
20TH – 24TH JULY 2022
Cycle 315 miles from capital to capital
Join our team and ride London to Paris for a truly inspirational experience; you’ll make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits but most of all make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You could even witness the finale of the world’s greatest cycle race!
Our London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide.
We’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 309 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water, we start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right! We cycle along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.
A spectacular finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch around the Arc de Triomphe and along the Champs Elysées, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line. The days in the saddle may be long but the sense of achievement we’ll feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!
On our Tour de France finale challenge you’ll arrive in Paris in time to witness the finale of the world’s greatest cycle race. As we enter Paris in one large peloton, the crowds will be cheering thinking the Tour has reached the city one day early! The atmosphere is simply electric!
Travel with Confidence
The adventure is planned and organised by Global Adventure, a company we have used serveral times before
Minimum Sponsorship Registration Fee £125 + Min Sponsorship £1640
This option means the challenge balance of your event cost is met through raising a minimum sponsorship. Most people sign up a year in advance when selecting this option, giving you time to prepare and organise your fundraising. This is not gospel though – some sign up sooner, some later – it really depends on how quickly you think you can fundraise the required amount.
Step 1 – To join the challenge you pay the non-refundable registration fee directly to Global adventure and commit to raising the minimum sponsorship shown on the challenge page. Register here
Step 2 – Start fundraising create a Justgiving page for a Smile for a Child, we can help with this
Step 3 – 80% of your minimum sponsorship must be received no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you have raised the required amount, your charity would then be in a position to pay the challenge balance, which is never more than 50% of the minimum sponsorship figure.
Step 4 – The remaining 20% of your minimum sponsorship should be sent to your charity no later than 4 weeks following your return after the challenge. Some charities may request you send this 20% to them before the challenge takes place – your charity will guide you further on this.