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The 25000spins 2021 London to Paris Cycle Challenge

Our Six day & six night cycling tour begins in London and ends in Paris six days later with a celebration dinner together. You will spend six days enjoying 370 km of stunning scenery cycling with like minded people. Our London to Paris adventure is an awesome cycle challenge. Cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, Our adventure concludes as we wheel along the home stretch up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, before reaching the piece de resistance - the Eiffel Tower! The sense of achievement you’ll feel in crossing the finish line is immense.  The euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital should ensure the saddle soreness soon wears off!

What sort of bike do I require?  A road bike or ebike is recommended for the London to Paris adventure. 

Our tour caters to the less experienced to the experienced rider. We have a social, medium and fast group, each having a support van. Each group will also have different distances to cater to their unique needs. Check out a video showing you what you can expect on the London to Paris ride.

Fundraising required? Each rider must raise at least $1,250 AUD which is the fundraising minimum. The fundraising target for each person is $2,500 AUD. If you do not reach the fundraising min $1,250, we ask that riders pay the difference to reach the minimum required. With our group of 25 riders, the group target is $40,000 with a stretch target of $65,000.

 

 

DAY 1
event Mon 23rd August 2021

event snacks, lunch. London to NewHaven. Accommodation included Dieppe France a 3 star hotel

Social, Medium & Fast -99km: Day 1 is meeting in central London (Trafalgar square) or at the social meet spot on the outer edge of London. Our first day of cycling is throught the wonderful English countryside and its twisting and turning country lanes. We will have lunch at the seaside town of Brighton then cycle after lunch along the white cliffs to the seaside town of Newhaven. It is here that we catch the ferry to France. We arrive into France early in the morning of Tuesday. We do have a late start on Tuesday to make up for the long day. 

 

Route Map  London to Paris route map

DAY 2
event Tues 24th August 2021
event Breakfast, snacks, lunch. Accommodation Included Hotel Kyriad Rouen Centre

Social, Medium & Fast -93km: Day 2 is a later start to the day. We have breakfast then grap our first hot drink in France in the seaside town of Dieppe. What a fantastic little town. Todays cycling will mostly be on the Avenue Verte route from London to Paris. We will be seeing some fantastic scenry and villages today. We will arrive in the mid afternoon into the stunning town of Rouen. 

 

DAY 3
event  Wed 25th August 2021
event Breakfast, snacks. Accommodation Included Hotel Kyriad Rouen Centre  

Social, Medium & Fast- 0km: Day 3 is a day to relax and enjoy the stunning region.The town of Rouen has so much to see and do. Such a wonderful place to spend a day relaxing and exploring. 

DAY 4
event  Thu 26th August 2021
event Breakfast, snacks, lunch. Accommodation included French Chateau 

Tonight is our real treat night of staying in a French Chateau in the countryside near to the town of Gisors.

Social, Medium & Fast 70km Day 4 is a day to enjoy the stunning region with another short day to stretch the legs. 

 

DAY 5
event Fri 27th August 2021
event  snacks, lunch. Accommodation included Hotel Ibis Paris Gare de Lyon

Social, Medium & Fast - 110km : Day 5 has so many highlights its hard to list them. Three key moments for me is arriving at the Palace of Versailles for lunch, Cycling into Paris and catching your first glimpses of the Eiffel tower. Wow that is a moment that takes your breath away. Then cycling around the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs-Elysees and the Eiffel tower itself. Wow what a day.

DAY 6
event Sat 28th August 2021
event snacks. Accommodation included Hotel Ibis Paris Gare de Lyon

Social, Medium & Fast - 0km : A day to wander and explore Paris. Does it get any better than that? Saturday evening we will celebrate together and watch highlights of our adventure with awards and a final dinner together.

Route Map London 2 Paris route map

 

6 nights accommodation. Twin share 3-4 star accommodation during the ride. See detailed plan for accommodation details.
Breakfast, snack and Lunch (see detailed trip notes) excluding Breakfast & Lunch as indicated
Snacks and water are available at any time from your road support driver
Full ride support including a sag wagon should you need to step off the bike
Photos & video
First Aid assistance
Mechanical assistance
Ferry Crossing & Luggage transport between stops

What’s not included?

  • Bike rental
  • Transport to and from the start point
  • Eurostar back to London and bike transport back
  • Dinner each night
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday
  • Celebration Dinner
  • Ride kit unless ordered

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  • What’s the fundraising target?

    Each rider must raise at least $1,250 which is the fundraising minimum. The target we hope riders will reach is $2,500 per person. If you do not reach the fundraising min $1,250, we ask that riders pay the difference to reach the minimum required. With our group of 25 riders, the group target is $50,000 with a stretch target of $65,000.

    We encourage you to take advantage of the resources below:
    Fundraising plan
    Fundraising tips
    Fundraising profiles - get ideas from other riders who have shared how they successfully fundraised on previous rides.
    To provide some extra motivation - all riders who raise above $1,750 will also receive a free special trip T-shirt. See below the t-shirt available in blue, white and grey.

    We also encourage you to post any pics of your fundraising ventures in the private trip facebook group to encourage other riders to share ideas.

  • Who should go on this ride?

    The ride caters to all riders from your lets give this a go and experience something amazing (avg speed 18-22km) to your mad keen rider doing 100s of kms per week (avg speed >32km). Each speed group has their own support vehicle so everyone is well catered for. Faster riders will be given additional distance each day to increase the challenge. Each riding group is supported by their own support vehicle.

  • How many can go on the ride?

    The ride is limited to 25 riders in 2021. The 25000spins London to Paris is an exclusive ride to support ADRA NZ, Tear FundWorld, Bikes4Life, Compassion and Watoto. This ride is like no other multi day ride. To learn more about the ride goto.

    Early Bird: $pp
    Bizzy Bee: $pp
    Late Mates: $pp

  • I am a slow or medium rider. Do you cater to me?

    We certainly do. Each speed group has a support vehicle. The medium and Slower riders will be doing 300km over three days.

  • I am a fast rider. Do you cater to me?

    Absolutely. We pride ourselves in providing a challenging course for all rider levels. For faster riders we have a longer more challenging route for you.

  • Preparing for the ride

    Get your bike, body and gear into shape. To get maximum enjoyment from the ride, we recommend all riders make preparations well in advance to ensure their bodies and bikes are ready to roll.

    Cycling fitness:
    It’s important that you prepare your body for the ride. It is also important to realise that riding a tour is quite different from doing a big one day ride. To ensure your body is ready for the ride, we recommend you spend some time riding long climbs or doing hill repeats to get used to riding in a climbing position. We also recommend you try to include some hard consecutive days into your training to prepare your body to back up after a hard day.

    Positioning and bike fit:
    Positioning is also critical when attempting a tour. Small niggles that you get from time to time on the bike can be exacerbated by pushing yourself day after day. A bike fit can be a good investment in your safety and ride enjoyment.

    Cycling skills:
    If most of your riding is done solo or with a few friends, it is important that you get some practice riding in a bunch. Bunch riding is a way of cyclists sharing the workload and helping each other. The tighter the bunch the less effort is expended. However, an inexperienced bunch rider will find this a little awkward so it?best to get used to this by riding with others in the months leading up to the ride.

    Bike maintenance:
    Only a well maintained road bike is suitable for this type of ride. We recommend ensuring you have a suitable gear ratio to give you the best chance of conquering the hardest climbs. It is important that you have your bike serviced in the weeks leading up to the ride and that you have relatively new tyres to avoid punctures.

  • What happens if it rains?

    The 25000spins ride is an outdoor, all weather event which means we will still ride even if it?raining. Only extreme weather may cause cancellation of the day’s riding.

  • What happens if I get sick or injured?

    Safety is always our first priority. We have a number of First Aid certified people on the ride, so in case of emergency you will be in capable hands. If you are unable to ride due to an illness or injury, you can be a passenger in one of the support vehicles until you feel ready to rejoin the ride. If this isn?possible, then alternative arrangements will be made to transport you to a local hospital or medical centre.

  • What happens if my bike breaks?

    Unfortunately mechanical issues are part of bike riding and there is a reasonable chance that there will be some mechanical issues during the trip. You are responsible for ensuring your bike is in excellent condition prior to the ride. You also need to bring your own spare tubes and possibly a puncture repair kit.

    We do have a bike mechanic on tour to support. He will be happy to help you try to get back on the road. For some issues we will carry spare parts such as cables, chains, brake pads and cassettes that you can buy if you need them. For more significant issues, you will most likely need to hop in the sag wagon until we can get to a bike shop.