Join the London to Paris cycle trip with the Ipswich Hospital Charity. This classic journey between two capital cities will take you through the garden of England, across the English Channel, through quaint French towns and medieval forests to the fabulous city of Paris. It’s a wonderful feeling heading down the Champs Elysees on the final stretch with the Eiffel Tower looming ahead! This is a fantastic group cycling experience – one not to miss.
Riding through the Garden of England, Kent
Arriving at Dover for our ferry crossing to France
Cycling through quaint French villages on the back roads of Northern France
Riding around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysees
Taking ‘that’ photo of you and your bike under the Eiffel Tower!
A free day to explore Paris before returning to London
Do something amazing to help your local hospital!
Date: 6th – 10th September 2018
Location: Starting in London travelling to Paris
Transport: Ferry from Dover to Calais, Eurostar from Paris to London
Accommodation: 4 night twin accommodation included
Meals: Breakfast & Lunches for trip
Registration Fee: £75* Fundraising Target: £1,350 – for your chosen ward or department.
Self Fund Option: £695 Fundraising Target: £655 – for your chosen ward or department.
You will be cycling for between six and eight hours each day but this is not a race! This is a group trip and we like to cycle as such. You will be cycling through rolling countryside which can be hilly, and the pace will be determined by your Cycle Leader. If you are unable to keep to this moderate pace, you will be asked to travel in the support vehicle.
You must prepare before coming on the trip, anything cardiovascular will help as will of course cycling. Importantly you need to do some 6+ hour cycles so you will know what is required. You will need to get some hill practice in!
We can provide you with a training plan but you will need to be comfortable cycling for several hours at a time through hilly terrain. If you are unsure or require our training plan, please contact us.
Weather & Climate
The weather can vary hugely on this trip so it is essential that you are prepared for sunny (fingers crossed) and poor weather as it can rain at any time of the year and mornings can be chilly. Our recommendations on what clothing to bring will be issued before the event.
Your health and safety is our number one priority during any trip with Dave Talbot Adventure Events. For this reason, our leaders are the very best in the business, they all hold relevant outdoor First Aid Certificates and have hands-on practical medical experience in a variety of environments.