After 4 years of operating the successful London to Paris 24 ride for the charity Scope – we are opening up the challenge to more riders. Cycle for your charity – or just do it for yourself!
London's Blackheath - 350 excited riders line up on the start line. We head out into the Kent countryside towards our first rest stop, then onwards to Dover, a second stop, before an evening ferry to Calais. Night riding now once in France, rest stops and food as we pass through the major cathedral cities of Amiens and Beauvais, and smaller towns steeped in history. If we're lucky, locals will be out in force to cheer us Tour de France style as we speed though! We head into Paris though the quieter Sunday morning traffic on to the glorious finale around the Arc de Triumphe, down the Champs Elysee before the finish near the Eiffel Tower. Voila - the classic Ride 24 and a great place to celebrate!
280 miles in 24hrs – broken down into 7 stages of approximately 40/45 miles with rest stops at the end of each leg to take on food & drink supplied by our specialist catering team, and sort any repairs to bike and body.
Non-stop challenge - day & night. 24 hr 'target' inclusive of ferry time
Setting out Saturday midday - easy to join us!
Fully supported - snack stops, hot meals, signage, mechanics, medics & support vehicles
Hotel in Paris & return bike transport to London included
Optional Eurostar return on Monday - at a discounted rate - arrival timed to meet your bike!
Join our Ride 24 celebration dinner and party in Paris!
London training ride & briefing for all riders in May '14 - get to know your team mates & us!
Start: Blackheath, SE London - 12.00hrs Saturday 6 Sept.
Finish: The Eiffel Tower, Central Paris - Sunday morning – 24 hours or so later!
Miles: 280 over 7 stages
Total Ascent / Climb: 3,800 metres
Estimated field of Riders: 350+
We have 4 years experience of running the hugely successful London to Paris 24 challenge - so we know how to get you to the finish line with all you need.
Rest stops every 40/45 miles - including snacks, water, gels & energy drink
Food supplied at all rest stops - hot food stops for dinner & breakfast
A celebratory brunch in Paris at the finish
Pace riders, support guides, and back marker helpers
Full support teams - mechanics & medics
Day bag transfers to each rest stop - (for your clothing, snacks, supplies)
Rest & recovery buses - if you need to sit out for a stage
Back-up vehicles & bike transport for retirees
Rider timing, route maps, GPX files
Training advice & pre-event support - plus a dedicated team to answer your questions!