Frequently asked
questions

This is a ‘’pro-ride experience’ but you don’t need to be a pro to take part.

What to expect

Every day you’ll cycle about 110 km, with several rest stops and a lunch stop to break up the day.

Simply put, the best four days you can have on a bike, and all for a worthy cause.

This ride is not a race, it is an endurance challenge. If you’re willing to get a road bike and put in the training, it’s totally achievable. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will make arriving in Paris that much more rewarding.

The ride requires a good level of fitness, and you will definitely need to train in advance.

Once you register, you will receive a Welcome Pack and a detailed 15 week Training Plan. In the months leading up to the ride you’ll need to train to build your endurance and get yourself Ride ready.

If you have any worries about your health, or your ability to take part in the ride, consult your doctor before registering.

Yes, we’ve had Riders cycle on elective bikes in the past, and it’s no problem.

There will be Ride Captains assigned to each speed group:

SPEED GROUPS

20kph / 12.5mph

24kph / 15mph

When you register you will select a speed group, however you can change to a different speed group throughout the ride.

No problem, you’ll make friends fast. You’ll ride in a peloton with riders of similar abilities and everyone riding is there for the same reason, to make myeloma history. Many of our past riders said they made loads of new friends and really enjoyed the camaraderie throughout the ride.

If you don’t want to be a solo rider, get your family and friends involved and enter a team. The more the merrier!

Basically anyone who wants to help make myeloma history. Our past rides included myeloma patients, and their family and friends, as well as healthcare professionals, researchers and several teams from pharmaceutical companies.

Riders vary from beginners who have never taken part in anything like this before to experienced cyclists. With different speed groups, we can accommodate various levels of ability.

Entry Fee
£299 deposit + £700 remaining balance payment due 28 February 2021

This includes:

  • All meals, drinks and snacks throughout the ride (with the exception of lunch on your final day in Paris before travelling home)
  • Four nights’ accommodation including the final night in Paris (shared room unless single room supplement is paid)
  • All travel and transfers on the ride, including bike transport and return Eurostar ticket to St. Pancras in London (except transfer from Paris hotel to Gare du Nord)
  • Full support crew (motorcycle outriders, mechanical support, Ride Captains and sports physios)
  • Branded high performance kit (four cycling jerseys that you’ll receive a few weeks before the ride in the post)
  • Day bag for your essential items that will be available at each stop in France
  • Celebratory dinner in Paris 

Each rider commits to raising a minimum of £1,500 (excluding Gift Aid) in sponsorship for Myeloma UK.

The registration fee includes four bespoke cycling jerseys (that you’ll receive a few weeks before the ride in the post). You will need to bring your own road bike as well as waterproofs, base layers, helmet, cycling shoes and water bottles. As well as a valid passport, any visas required for your journey and travel insurance (it’s mandatory for all participants).

See Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation is shared with riders being allocated a room with another rider of the same sex, unless a single room supplement of £250 is paid at the time of registration.

If you wish to room with a particular person, please specify this on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Your luggage will be pick up at your hotel each morning and travel ahead to your next hotel, waiting for you when you arrive that evening.

When we arrive at your hotel for the night, we’ll stored your bike in a secure location at the hotel. You’ll claim your bike the next morning and carry on with the ride. When the ride finishes your bike will be safely transported back to London for you to pick up at St. Pancras when you arrive on the Eurostar.

We have full mechanical support throughout the ride and repairs are free, but you will need to pay for any spare parts.

Each rider commits to raising a minimum of £1,500 (excluding Gift Aid) in sponsorship for Myeloma UK.

Once you register for the ride you will receive a Welcome Pack that includes fundraising tips and advice, and our Ride Team are also on hand to provide you with support and resources to help you not only reach, but hopefully surpass your target.

Enlist the support of your family and friends and make fundraising a group effort. To get started, create your own JustGiving page.

 

All sponsorship money should be sent to Myeloma UK by 31 October 2020. The easiest way to pay in your money and keep track of your fundraising is by creating an online fundraising page with JustGiving.

 

 

If you receive cheques, please ensure that they are made out to Myeloma UK and send them to 22 Logie Mill, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh EH7 4HG.

Your deposit is non-refundable. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Contacts

If your question is not answered here contact our Ride Team by emailing ride@myeloma.org.uk or calling 0131 557 3332.

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Places for this exclusive ride are limited.