We’ve teamed up with some other incredible children’s hospital charities across the UK to create one cracking event with supporters from all around the country. 

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or a beginner looking for a challenge, this is your chance to achieve an amazing personal goal that you’ll remember forever.  

This iconic London to Paris Cycle will take you from the heart of London through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France before you reach Paris and end your challenge under the Eiffel Tower! You will make friends for life and go on an incredible adventure which will stay with you forever.

Information sessions: Join us on Thursday 23 September at 6:00pm for a virtual information event. Hear from the logistics team, fundraising team and previous participants. Register below to get your Zoom link. You can also request a callback from a member of our Fundraising Team for more information at [email protected]

Virtual Information Evening

Challenge costs:

  • Deposit: £125

  • Minimum fundraising target: £1,640

  • Self-fund option: Price available on request at [email protected] 

Please note that the self-fund option is available once you have paid your deposit.

FAQ

Do I need My Own Bike?

Yes! You do need your own bike and we advise that you have it serviced before this challenge. We also recommend a professional bike fit as this can make a huge difference to your comfort while riding long distances. 

What kind of bike should I ride?

To complete this challenge, we suggest a road bike.  

Do I need a Garmin?

You do not need a Garmin as the route will be fully signposted or guided. However, we will be issuing the GPX files prior to the event so if you do have a Garmin, we advise you to bring it. 

Will food and refreshments will be provided?

Yes. Lunch on day one, breakfast, lunch and dinner on days two, three and four, and breakfast on day five. 

Plus, refreshment stops including water, fruit and a variety of snacks, energy bars and cereal bars every 15-20 miles cycled approximately. 

Is insurance included?

No. You must take out your own travel insurance to cover you and your belongings on this event.  

What if I don't know anyone else riding?

By completing this event with other supporters of children’s hospitals across the country there will be plenty of like-minded cyclists supporting great causes.  We will set up a Whatsapp group which you can join to get to know your fellow participants in advance of the challenge. 

Can I arrange a single room supplement?

Yes. You can add this to your trip, get in touch for details and costs. 

What's Included and Event Itinerary 
  • One way ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
  • One way Eurostar ticket from Paris to London
  • All accommodation with the exception of the evening prior to the start of the challenge
  • Lunch on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2, 3 and 4, and breakfast on day 5
  • Refreshment stops including water, fruit and a variety of snacks/energy bars/cereal bars every 15-20 miles cycled approx.
  • Back up and support vehicles
  • Route markers or cycle guides
  • English-speaking guides
  • Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew
  • Mechanic support. Basic spare bike parts will be taken but please note, we cannot cater for every eventuality, therefore it is vital that participants ensure that their bike is in full working order and in good condition.

What's not included:

  • Breakfast and dinner on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 5
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bicycle hire – each participant must bring their own recently serviced bicycle
  • Bicycle insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Event Itinerary:

  • Day One - Registration for challenge early morning in Croydon and start cycling at 7am through Kent to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Distance – 86 miles
  • Day TwoCycle from Calais to Arras through charming villages and along quiet country lanes. Distance – 77 miles
  • Day ThreeCycle from Arras to Compiègne passing numerous WWI memorials and monuments through the Region of the Somme. Distance – 75 miles
  • Day FourCycle to Paris, along the Champs-Élysées, round the Arc de Triomphe and finish overlooking the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars. Celebratory meal. Distance – 70 miles
  • Day FiveFree morning in Paris, before catching the Eurostar to London where you are re-united with your bicycle. Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change.