This summer we are organising a ‘London to Paris’ cycle challenge that will challenge novice and experienced cyclists alike!
The challenge will last four days, averaging 70 miles of cycling a day across the picturesque English and French countryside, culminating with a beautiful lunch in Paris (you will have earned it)!
This amazin’ experience will cost just £200 (this includes the organisation, accommodation, support vehicle, ferry crossing and Eurostar back to London), with each participant asked to raise a minimum of £500 towards our projects in Uganda.
Read on to find out more or apply now to reserve your spot (limited places available)!
When is it?
The Cycle Challenge will run from the 16th until the 19th of August (so you only need to take two days off work!).
Where will it start?
The event will start in central London and finish at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The event consists of 4 days cycling during which the participants will ride a total of 260 miles. The days will be divided as follows:
- Day 1: London to Dover (75 miles)
- Day 2 (morning): Dover to Calais (Ferry)
- Day 2 (afternoon): Calais to Arras (68 miles)
- Day 3: Arras to Compiegne (67 miles)
- Day 4: Compiegne to Paris (50 miles – arriving for a lovely late lunch then take the Eurostar back to London
How much will it cost?
The cost of the challenge for each participant will be £200. This will cover all the accommodation, support vehicle, ferry and Eurostar, and a final celebratory meal in Paris at the end of the challenge. It does not cover food and drink along the way.
How much money do I need to raise?
Each participant will be asked to raise a minimum of £500 towards wannabeamazin’s projects in Uganda.
To confirm your place, you need to pay the £200 fee by Saturday 1st June. This is to ensure that we have time to book all the hotels, ferry and Eurostar. We may take entrants after this date, but there would be extra costs associated with accommodation and travel.
Apply now to confirm your place.
Q: Do I need to be super-fit? A: No. We are doing the event over three days to allow all levels of cyclists to participate. You do not have to be an experienced cyclist take part in the event; you just need a bike and a willingness to do a bit of training! If you do have any medical concerns about your health for the event, you should consult your doctor before doing the challenge.
Q: How much training do I need to do? A: We will send out a training plan to help you, but in order to cycle for three consecutive days, you will need to have done a couple of months of training, with 2-3 long cycles a week. This is not a race, so we will be doing everything possible to get everyone through the challenge.
Q: Can we still enter if we don’t want to fundraise? A: No, sorry. It takes a lot of time and effort to put on an event like this and we really rely on the money we raise to fund our programmes.
Q: Will there be a support vehicle? A:Yes! And this is covered in the costs. That means your evening gear and spare equipment will be carried for you.
Q: I don’t live in London, can I still take part? A: Yes, just let us know and we can arrange alternative transport back from Paris (you will need to get yourself to London for the start…and there may be additional costs to get you home, depending on where you live.
We’d love to see you on your bike…This is going to be an amazin’ challenge!
Check out the video from the 2011 ‘Le Jog’ Challenge for inspiration…