London to Paris 2019

23rd to 25th August

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Sponsorship opportunities will be available in February 2019

The Itinerary

Day 1 - Tower Bridge

The journery starts at Tower Bridge.  After a group pic, we start cycling south through the city of London and head towards the countryside.  The journey has a number of rolling hills on the 65 mile ride to Newhaven.  Once at Newhaven, we will board the Ferry and get some much needed rest.

Day 2 - Cergy

After tucking into breakfast, we start the biggest day of the trip.  The first 40 miles is along a disused railway track cutting through some beautiful villages and passing some nice coffee shops.  The second half of the journey will be through rural French countryside with a few decent climbs through breathtaking scenery.  A long day of cycling where we cover just under 92 miles.  A nice hotel and hot shower awaits, before heading out for a much deserved meal.

Day 3 - Paris

The final day is a shorter ride of 22 miles where we have a gentle ride from Cergy to the Eiffel Tower.  It’s an exciting day as we cross the finishing line and complete the challenge.  After some group pics at the Eiffel Tower, there will be a short amount of time to enjoy the centre of Paris. The group will make their way to Gard du Nord to head back to London St Pancreas by the Eurostar. 

The Cause

The London to Paris 2019 ride will be raising money to run a mobile clinic in the West Bank in support of of Medical Aid For Palestinians, a UK registered charity. Each participant will have a minimum fundraising target of £1,000.

MAP have offices in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, Lebanon and London. With our extensive local knowledge and experience, we work closely with communities, hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers to coordinate care and medical aid even where there are severe restrictions on access.

MAP provides immediate medical aid to those in need at times of crisis, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system.

We are also committed to bearing witness to the impact of occupation, displacement and conflict on Palestinian health and wellbeing, and campaign for the realisation of Palestinian rights to health and dignity.

Charity number: 1045315

The Package

Personlised Jersey

An Owayo custom short sleeve cycling jersey with your name on the back

Fully Supported Trip

A dedicated team with support vehicles to look after you throughout the trip

Food, Drink and Snacks

We will provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, water and drinks to keep you going

Ferry Crossing

The ferry crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe for you and your bike

Hotel Stay

On day 2, we will have overnight stay in a hotel in Cergy for some well earned rest

Eurostar

A Eurostar ticket will bring you back to London in style

Bike Transport

We have partnered with Sherpr who will professionally bring back your bikes

Bicycle Toolbox

We will have a box of bicycle tools for any tweaks you need to make

Medical Support

There will be a trained doctor on the cycling trip

Finishers Medal

For such an amazing challenge, you deserve an awesome finishers medal

Ride leaders

We will have ride leaders within the group to help everyone on the trip

Photographer

There will be a photographer to capture the memorable moments of the trip

The following items are not included in the package: Evening meals, travel insurance, medical insurance, cabin on the ferry, sleeping bag and pillow,  tubes, spare tyres or spare bicycle parts, visa costs,  transport to Tower Bridge or from London Pancras onwards.

London to Paris 2019 Registration

Registration Fee
£ 325
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Minimum Fundraising Target
£ 1000
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FAQ

Training

We would recommend a road bike or a hybrid bike.  If the hybrid is closer to a mountain bike, then the front suspension should be lockable.

The cycle ride from London to Paris is a challenging ride and we recommend that every person dedicates 3 months of training time, increasing the training as the weeks go on.  

Once signed up, we will publish a recommended cycling training programme and we will keep each other motivated by using Strava, an online platform to track our rides as a team.

The more you train, the easier the ride will be and the more you will enjoy it. We have experienced cyclists amongst the group who can offer advice throughout the training period and during the day.

It is not a race and we leave as a team and we finish as a team.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is non-refundable

The package section above describes what is  and is not included as part of the registration fee.  MCE are a voluntary organisation so all the money from the registration fee will be used to cover the costs of the event

Fundraising Target

The fundraising target for each person is a minimum of £1,000

 

MAP donation policy is approximately 90% towards the cause and 10% towards admin costs.  MAP strive hard to minimise the amount they take from donations.

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