London to Paris – Transaid’s 25th Anniversary Challenge

Dust off your lycra and saddle up for Transaid’s 25th Anniversary Challenge taking place next Autumn! Join us on 21st – 25th September 2023 for an epic adventure from London to Paris. 

The ride will include four overnight stays, and three days of cycling. Places will go quickly as our cycling events are usually popular, and registrations are now well underway.

KEY DETAILS

DATES: 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2023

DURATION: 5 DAYS | CYCLING: 3 DAYS | DISTANCE: 187 miles | ELEVATION: 8,200 FT

REGISTRATION FEE: £149

MINIMUM FUNDRAISING PLEDGE: £1,800

This challenge will involve three days of scenic cycling across magnificent English countryside and picturesque rural French landscape. The ride will begin with the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the far Southern tip of the South Downs National Park, before meeting the coast and boarding the ferry at Newhaven. The first day will finish on French soil in Dieppe. Day two will follow one of France’s many dedicated cycle paths, before arriving in Beauvais. The final day will take us through farmland, small towns, and into the outer suburbs of Paris, riding along the bank of the mighty river Seine, before culminating in a much-deserved celebratory dinner for participants on the final night.

The group will depart from Greenwich Observatory on 22 September and pedal to Paris over three full days of cycling.

The route comprises a mixture of on-road and traffic-free sections, running primarily on quieter rural roads, with some busier sections as we leave London, and arrive in Paris. We will be making use of the “Euro Velo” network where available whilst in France. The terrain throughout the challenge is relatively flat with some rolling hills that make the ride challenging but very much accessible to everyone!

Both team and individual entries are encouraged.

Take a look at the full exciting itinerary and more details in our Information Pack.

INFORMATION PACK

 

REGISTER TODAY

Places will go quickly, so don’t delay in grabbing your spot on this unforgettable challenge by completing the registration form below!

If you’d like to talk about the challenge in detail before registering or have questions, please contact Anna Giavedoni, Events Assistant, on +44 207 387 8136/+44 731 090 9580 or email anna@transaid.org.