Thank you for registering for the Myeloma UK London Paris Ride 2019.
Welcome to the first issue
of Rider News.
Over the coming months you’ll receive tips and advice on training and
fundraising, as well as important details on dates and deadlines.
Look out for our 15 Week Training Guide in the next edition of the
YOUR WELCOME PACK
To help prepare you for the
ride, Your Welcome
Pack includes information on:
Kick start your fundraising
by creating your online fundraising page with JustGiving.
JustGiving will keep track of donations from your family and friends,
collect eligible Gift Aid and forward all funds directly to Myeloma UK.
It couldn't be simpler! Personalise your page by adding photos and
share your story of why you are taking on this incredible challenge.
The more fun and excitement you show the more your audience will engage
with you, hopefully providing you with encouragement and supporting
your fundraising efforts. You’ll find more fundraising ideas and tips
in Your Welcome Pack.
Welcome to the latest edition of Rider News, your top source for tips
and advice on training and fundraising, as well as important logistical
details leading up to the Myeloma UK London Paris Ride.
If you've just signed up
and missed previous issues of Rider News, you can access them here
The London Paris Ride is 15
weeks away! Now is the time to kick start your training to ensure
that you not only complete the challenge, but enjoy doing it.
Here'sYour Ride Training
Plan, a 15-week detailed
training plan designed to prepare you physically and mentally for the
We are delighted that
you've committed to raising £1,500 to support Myeloma UK. Our work is
only possible thanks to the support of people like you.
If you haven't already, now
is a good time to create your online fundraising page with JustGiving
Personalise your page by
adding photos and share your story of why you are taking on this
incredible challenge. The more excitement you show, the more your
family, friends and co-workers will engage with you. Hopefully,
providing you with encouragement and support your fundraising efforts.
Are you doing a
We have lots of resources,
like T-shirts, banners and balloons to help you raise funds and
awareness. Request your fundraising
This year's meeting point for the start is in front of the
above). Breakfast is available to purchase and toilets are available
for those purchasing breakfast or a hot drink.
Registration starts at
06.30, Ride will set off at 08.00
Please arrive promptly to ensure we are able to set off on
time. *We will now
be crossing to Calais via Eurotunnel (instead of taking the ferry).
Riders will receive a packed meal on board the coach during the
will be open in our hotels in Calais if you'd like to purchase a hot
meal after check in.
Finish Area - DAY 4 - Sunday 29 September Riders are expected to arrive in Paris around 16:00 at Place Joffre,
behind the Ecole Militaire. Family and friends can join
our crew, who will be set up there to cheer in riders. Riders may
arrive anytime between 15:30 and 16:30, so we recommend family and
friends get to the finish area by 15:00.
Riders will receive their Ride medal and have the opportunity to take
pictures before boarding coaches to our hotel at 17:00. Friends and
family meeting riders at the Finish Area will need to make their own
way to the hotel.
Paris Hotel - We will arrive around 17:30 for check-in at: Paris
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Centre 17, boulevard
Saint-Jacques, 70514 Paris, France Contact the hotel directly if you wish to book additional
rooms for family and friends
Celebratory Dinner - Our Celebratory Dinner will be in the hotel,
starting at 19:00 followed by dinner at 20:00. Dinner
will be a three course meal, with Salmon Entree. A vegetarian
option is also available.
Additional tickets are
available for £50 per person. Call Discover Adventure on +44 (0) 1722
718444 and ask to speak with Mim or Charlie.
Additional tickets must be
purchased in advance, and will not be sold on the night.
Return Eurostar to London - DAY 5 - Monday 30 September
Our Eurostar group booking departs Paris Gare du Nord at
16:13 and arrives at London St. Pancras International at 17:39. Please note: Departure times are
subject to change by Eurostar. Your Eurostar return
ticket will be given to you at check-in in Paris.
Riders are responsible to
make their own way to Paris Gare du Nord, you can share a taxi with
friends or take the Metro; both take approximately 30 minutes from the
hotel to the station.
You will need your passport
to check-in, and check-in closes 30 mins before the train departs. We
advise arriving at least one hour in advance of your departure time.
Bike Collection - When you arrive at London St Pancras station
your bike will be ready for collection at the station's car park,
having been safely returned to the UK by Discover Adventure.
Support crew will be on hand to escort you to where the bikes are
being securely stored. Bikes need to be collected upon
disembarkment from the train. If you do not collect your bike it
will be taken to Discover Adventure HQ, and will be couriered to
your address at your expense.
If you would like to book the courier
service for your bike in advance of the Ride, please complete this
returning to the UK?
- If you are travelling onwards from Paris, please let our Ride
know so we can separate your bike and have it dropped off at the
hotel in Paris for you to collect for your onward
The London Paris Ride is
only 10 weeks away! Our Ride Ambassador, Bob Munro has some Nutrition
Tips to share with you. Check
out the video here.
RIDE TRAINING PLAN can
be found here. You should be on Week 5 of this plan.
Are you doing a
fundraising event? We have loads of resources,
like T-shirts, banner and ballons to help you raise funds and
awareness. Request your fundraising