4 days in the saddle, 500km on the road. Here’s how it breaks down.
The ultimate ride experience starts here. We meet early in the morning by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park before setting off as one massive peloton for the first leg of this epic 500km ride.
With two scheduled fuel stops, there will be plenty of time to take a break, re-energise, or have a massage. You’ll have the opportunity to test your competitive side with a timed hill climb before arriving at Folkestone, ready to be whizzed through the Channel Tunnel to your hotel in Calais for a well-deserved meal, and maybe a couple of drinks.
After a generous breakfast, you’re back in the saddle for day two of the ride.
In your speed group, you’ll head through the historic Pas de Calais and Somme regions, taking on the rolling hills of Northern France, with the expert advice of your Ride Captains who’ll offer tips on how to improve your ride, and the occasional push if needed.
En route you’ll be supported by our motorcycle outriders who’ll ensure the road ahead is clear and you’re able to ride without any interruptions.
The day finishes with a mass arrival into the picturesque town of Abbeville.
Continue to test your competitive spirit with another time trial section and a timed hill climb.
Lunch in the pretty town of Poix de Picardie offers you an opportunity to rest, refuel, and have a massage, before you tackle the afternoon session.
The day finishes with a reception in Beauvais, before you return to your hotel for the night.
This is it, the finish is in sight! The final day of the ride is the most invigorating.
Setting off in your speed groups for one more timed hill climb before joining together after lunch as one massive peloton for the final leg of this journey.
Together, you’ll arrive in Paris under police escort riding up the cobbles to the Arc de Triomphe and then onto the Eiffel Tower for the finish.
After 500km and four days in the saddle, you’ve made it, now it’s time to celebrate!
Enjoy a well-earned drink at the finish area beside the Eiffel Tower, before being transferred to your hotel.
That evening you’ll be treated to a champagne reception and celebratory dinner where you’ll enjoy fine food with your peloton pals and a few special guests, reminiscing well into the night about your amazing achievements over the past four days.
Riders return to London via Eurostar, victorious and proud.
You’ll not only have completed an epic journey in pro-rider style, but helped thousands of people affected by myeloma.
Your bike will be ready for collection at St. Pancras in London when you arrive, having been safely returned to the UK by lorry.
The rolling road closures allowed me to enjoy the beautiful French countryside, and many locals came out to cheer us on.”2016 Rider
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